Voice of the Cape

February2012

The failure of conspiracy theory, of conspiracy theory, of…

I’VE never been the greatest believer in conspiracy theories. The problem I have is that they’re just too convenient to be true. Zionists, for example, cannot be behind every bush. In conspiracy theory-speak, events slot in seamlessly and everything occurs according to plan. In this model, the conspirators are given[…]

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New Zealand is world's most "Islamic" country

HOW “Islamic” are Islamic countries? This was a question asked by two George Washington University researchers, Scheherazade Rahman and Hossain Askari, in the Global Economy Journal of 2010. And whilst the paper is already two-years old, its pioneering approach and its Islam-West paradigm do make it compulsory reading for anybody[…]

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The Orion scandal – a call for tradition

THE Muslim Judicial Council-Orion story has, without doubt, become something of a community soap opera. Initially hallmarked by the MJC’s ineptitude in dealing with media, it has devolved into a wider question of organisational accountability. Why the MJC did not nip the Orion scandal in the bud is a pertinent[…]

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