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What is behind Stephen “Suleyman” Schwartz’s hateful rants?

What is behind Stephen “Suleyman” Schwartz’s hateful rants?

Indigo Jo, the latest person to be threatened with legal action by Stephen Schwartz, has written a piece analysing Stephen Schwartz’s vitriol and hateful spewing. There are many interesting and telling things in this piece and one such is: Schwartz had a poem published in The Muslim Magazine entitled The Ballad of Imam Shamil, intended to be sung to the tune of Pretty Boy Floyd by Woody Guthrie, praising the Muslim jihadist who fought the Russians, at a time when…

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Schwartz Attacks!

Schwartz Attacks!

Over on Indigo Jo’s Blog Stephen Schwartz threatens legal action (what else is new, he sent me an email a few years ago as well) against the blogger and calls him “illiterate and dishonest” and a “jahil mentor”. He accuses Indigo Jo of hiding behind his non de plume but anyone with half a braincell just needs to click on the link “About Me and My Blog” and it is stated quite clearly: “This is the blog of Matthew Smith,…

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Review of Jewel of Medina

Review of Jewel of Medina

Shelina Zahra Janmohamed of the Spirit 21 blog has written an excellent review of this controversial and offensive book. I hope that others who want to tackle this issue will do so in a similar fashion. The BBC also published the review on their site. The Jewel of Medina is a chest-heaving, brassiere-busting book of outrageously tacky historical romantic fiction. Some parts of the media are suggesting that this book is at the forefront of defending free speech. The author…

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