Oh Happy Misery!

This is a now a very un-topical rant I wrote some years ago, on the 17th April 2014. Once it was out of my system I decided against posting it as my blood pressure had returned to normal and saner bloggers had expressed my feelings in calm, considered words without resorting to excessive exclamation marks. […]

Generous Tolerance

"Lands are not cramped by their people, but the character of their people can cramp." (Arabic verse) "Muslims, traditionally, were a welcoming people, filled with hospitality. Even the pre-Islamic Arabs disdained those who dishonored their guests; the Arabs would “make room” for their guests, opening not simply their homes but their hearts. The believer's heart, …

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