Islam as a political force: more than belief

Since 9/11, and even more so with the atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, violence in the name of God is predominantly perceived as a “different” kind of violence, that triggers more “absolute” and radical manifestations. As a result, the dominant assessment of religion in world affairs, is that the scope and reach … Continue reading “Islam as a political force: more than belief”

Reflecting on Holocaust Memorial Day

I grew up with Jewish school friends attending their family gatherings. I once had a business partner who had lost most of his family in the German death camps. The smaller extermination centre at Auschwitz, industrialising death, is about the same size as one of the factories we owned and invested in. I often wonder … Continue reading “Reflecting on Holocaust Memorial Day”