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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ah, To Be Young, In The Springtime In The City Of Lights

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Blogger Epaminondas said...

The Patriots failed to re-sign Vinateri, look at that guy's leg !

Let's get him across at San Diego and give him amnesty

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 10:12:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Hell, I'm a basketall fan. The guy looks like he could kick a cameraman in the balls better than Dennis Rodman.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 11:26:00 pm  
Anonymous Mustafa Kamel said...

These poor demonstrators are victims of European Orientalist colonialist narratives. Europe must train cadres of culturally sensitive youth workers and send them out into the underprivileged communities...


London bombers not terrorists - professor Apr 4 2006
By Kate Mansey Daily Post Staff

LONDON'S suicide bombings were not the acts of terrorists but just an extreme Muslim demonstration, a Chester professor has claimed.

The attacks that killed 52 people and threw the country into shock last July were part of a long history of demonstrations sparked by British Muslims, according to Professor Ron Geaves.

His controversial comments were made at a lecture given at the University of Chester that attracted dignitaries and members of the Muslim community from around the North West.

As part of his research, the professor's recent report looks at the history of demonstrations by British Muslims.

From the 1980s Salman Rushdie demonstrations to the anti-war protests surrounding the Iraq war, his work charts the changing nature of Muslim communities in Britain.


Prof Geaves said: "I have included, rather controversially, the events in London as primarily an extreme form of demonstration and assess what these events actually mean in terms of their significance in the Muslim community.


"The word terrorism is a political word which always seems to be used to demonise people."


The academic, whose lecture was entitled Twenty years of fieldwork: reflections on "reflexivity" in the study of British Muslims, said: "The title refers to the personal transformation that has taken place over the last two decades in which I have moved from a position of academic neutrality to one of active engagement with the Muslim community in Britain."


Prof Geaves is also pioneering the UK's first ever Muslim Youth Work degree programme.


From next year, Muslim students can gain professional youth work credentials at the only course of its kind.


It is thought that the course, to be based in Warrington and run through the University of Chester, will be copied by academic institutions elsewhere in the country as a measure to engage young British Muslims.


Prof Geaves said: "This is part of a reactionary move. People are saying 'What can we do about this situation'.


"Youth work has a part to play in terms of making sure youths don't become despondent, particularly in areas of low unemployment and bad housing." Prof Geaves has been at the University of Chester's Department of Theology and Religious Studies since 2001.


Dr Ruth Ackroyd, department head, said: "I am delighted to have Professor Geaves as a colleague in the department.


"His wide knowledge of different Muslim communities, not only in the UK, but also in the Indian sub-continent, has brought to his students a rich sense of Islam as a first-hand, lived experience rather than simply text-book learning.


"His range of contacts is also an important asset in forging strong links with faith communities as we develop our new professional degree programme in Muslim Youth Work."


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http://iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=16901781&method=full&siteid=50020&headline=london-bombers-not-terrorists---professor--name_page.html

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 11:27:00 pm  

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