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" WE WANT DEATH ! WE WANT PARADISE ! "

The words of the title are those of Boubaker el-Hakim, mentor and model of the two Kouachi brothers responsible for the “Charlie Hebdo” massacre. In an interview in Baghdad on the French radio RTL in March, 2003, the young French fanatic called on “all his friends in the 19th arrondissement of Paris to come and join the Jihad”. 711 more words

"Opposition" strategies to diminish GEJ's achievements

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Noel A. Ihebuzor

Several strategies are employed by the “opposition” in their reactions to any comment on social media that suggests that Jonathan has achieved anything! 610 more words

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'Storm' by Tim Minchin

In the confines of a London dinner party, comedian Tim Minchin argues with a hippy named Storm. While Storm herself may not be converted, audiences from London to LA have been won over by Tim’s wordplay and the timely message of the film in a society where science and reason are portrayed as the enemy of belief. 21 more words

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The Gore-Tex Benediction


Reading Joceline’s ‘Life of Saint Kentigern’, I was struck by the description of a rather unusual miracle that was interpreted as a sign of divine favour on the saint. 566 more words

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Reflections on credulity and credibility

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Noel A. Ihebuzor

The incidence of celebrities, authority figures and eminent persons making commentaries on social affairs, the state of the economy and governance etc. 1,257 more words

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Jottings on Credibility and credulity

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Noel A. Ihebuzor

  1. Credibility is a positive for the source; credulity is a negative for any audience.
  2. Credibility is a bit like virginity. Lose it and you have lost it!
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