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Safwan Mason
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@NZExmuslim ~ www.cemnz.org ~ freethinking atheist.
@NZExmuslim ~ www.cemnz.org ~ freethinking atheist.

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The greater jihad - the struggle with the self
All of us, including you dear reader, are fighting ' demons' of some kind. Some are genetically pre- installed . Many are created for us in our early years by parents and life experiences. Not everyone has the same   demons , nor the same number of   demons...

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The Engineers of Jihad
Following on from my earlier posts regarding the personal characteristics that predispose individuals to getting involved in violent radical Islamist activities I'd like to add a few items and elaborate on some. Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog published a...

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Why do they do it?
That's the question we all want answered.  The Islamist attacks on the West, such as the recent ones in Paris (Nov 2015), Charlie Hebdo, the London bus and tube attacks (2005), the Madrid train bombing (2004), 9/11 ( 2001) get our attention here in the West...

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Only Connect
  E.M. Forster, Howards End, 1910. ...Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the
prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be
seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the
beast an...

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The Expendables yield their rights to self-expression
The
Arabic word 'Islam' literally translates to English as 'submission' -
to surrender or resign oneself – and in the context of the religion
specifically; submission to the will of Allah. I
would suggest that this in itself is at the root of all the proble...

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Rattling the cages
During the month of April I was able to temporarily remove my nose from the grindstone in NZ and take time out to visit family and friends back in the UK. Having not been there for almost ten years, there had obviously been some changes there in my absence ...

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Rattling the cages
During the month of April I was able to temporarily remove my nose from the grindstone in NZ and take time out to visit family and friends back in the UK. Having not been there for almost ten years, there had obviously been some changes there in my absence ...

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Rattling the cages
During the month of April I was able to temporarily remove my nose from the grindstone in NZ and take time out to visit family and friends back in the UK. Having not been there for about nine years, there had obviously been some changes in my absence. Frien...

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I've got the Paua (power)
New Zealand, led by the 'honourable John Key' finally managed to get elected to the United Nations Security Council back in October 2014 (6 months ago now) ahead of Spain and Turkey. Key marketed our bid at the UN and around the Pacific as one that would pr...

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Frankly my dear ...
I recently had the privilege of reading a book written by a British author, Mathew Hopkins, entitled Unholy Islamic Mess ( available on Amazon ). This provides a humorous yet intelligent, and thought-provoking look at many facets of Muslim integration (or t...
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