Saturday, September 29, 2012


Saturday 24 September, 2012

‘…..Support Palestine Defeat Zionism…’

Hameed Abdul Karim

Coming hard on the heels of the of the vilest of movies ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ and the subsequent blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in the French magazine Charle Hebdo, there is this outrageous advertisement on New York busses carrying  a vicious racist message.   The ad reads “In Any War between the Civilised Man and the Savage, Support the Civilised Man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad’. This spiteful ad made its debut in San Francisco on city busses. And now it’s in New York. The timing seems perfect considering the UN is having yet another of its talking shops.

The nice men and women of New York would think this might insult the delegates at the UN sessions. And they would be right because that’s the precise intent of the people behind this uncivilised advertisement when you consider the timing. Most of the delegates are indeed ‘savages’ or were referred to as such during the days when they were the ‘White Man’s Burden’.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


 Sheikh Ahmed Deedat - A Tribute

The voice and words of this scholar won’t fade away

Hameed Abdul Karim

The news of Sh. Ahmed Deedat’s demise did not come as a shock because in a way we were all expecting the inevitable, since he was ailing for well over eight years. But still there was a feeling of sorrow because this great man – this wonderful man – had entered into the lives and minds of Muslim kings, princes and scholars to the students and the average men and women alike with his charm and brilliant scholarship in comparative religion.

Never was the truism ‘walk with kings and still not lose the common touch’ more true than in the case of Sh. Ahmed Deedat. He would chew the fat with King Fahd one day and sip coffee with a Bedouin the next chatting away, with a child like eagerness to learn something new.

Friday, September 7, 2012


A ‘Muslim’ Thing?

Hameed Abdul Karim

'The media are the eyes and the ears of the people' 

When was the last time you read a piece in your favourite newspaper informing you of what’s going in Kashmir? Or about the malicious nature of Zionism which is the ideology of the Israeli occupiers of Palestine?

Never mind. We’ll come back to that in a while.

For now let’s celebrate the new found freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and rejoice with her as she basks in glory whilst world leaders fall over each other to shake her hand. She deserves every bit of accolade for her long and unfaltering and unwavering stand for freedom and justice for herself and her people against a tyrannical military junta.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012



‘Israel Not Guilty’ – Israel
Posted on September 1st, 2012
Hameed Abdul Karim
Nobody ever expected the Israeli court to convict or even hold the Israeli army, also known in Orwellian terms as ‘Israeli Defense Force’, culpable for the brutal murder of American activist Rachel Corrie in 2003.  But when judge Oded Gershon proclaimed, in the pompous way Israeli judges usually do when passing verdicts on gentiles, that Rachel Corrie’s death was her fault and that the driver of the Caterpillar bulldozer was in no way responsible since he couldn’t see her protesting on his way to demolish yet another Palestinian home in Gaza as ‘duty’ demanded.