There are many kinds of Muslims because Islam is a big mess of contradictions

The mistake that Muslims and non-Muslims, “Islamophobes” and “Islamists” make is in not recognizing that there are many sects and interpretations of Islam…just like there are many sects and interpretations of Christianity. Irshad Manji, who is a liberal secular government supporting lesbian is a real Muslim. The Mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran who … Continue reading

Secular Freedom

Send an email – Make a phone call – speak up: Yousef Muhammad Ali faces trial tomorrow for criticising Islam

Yousef Muhammad Ali faces trial tomorrow for criticising Islam Yousef Muhammad Ali, born in 1987, faces trial on 13 July in Iraqi Kurdistan for criticising Islam. Please take urgent action right away and write to the Kurdish regional authorities to drop charges and to arrest those who have threatened him instead. BACKGROUND Yousef Muhammad Ali … Continue reading

Islamic State

Election Disrupting Pro-Russian Ukrainian Group “Hacks” Alleged ISIS Mock Execution Video From McCain Staffer and Russian State Run Media Uses It To Spin Yet Another Web of Lies: Russian Government’s False Accusations Against McCain And Rita Katz’s SITE Intelligence Group Also Promoted by Noted Conspiracy Theorist Website of James Fetzer

This morning I awoke to find a couple of articles in my news-feed, one in French and one in English, both accompanying a video that appears to show either Islamic State or people pretending to be Islamic State filming a mock execution in a studio or warehouse, complete with green screen background sets and multiple … Continue reading


Announcement: Abel Ashes merging political and music websites over the coming months

Unbeknownst to many of the readers of my political commentary blog at, I am in addition to being a political essayist, also a musician, composer, poet and recording artist and over the next few months will be merging my separate blogs into one with both music and political content published on this one single … Continue reading

Captain Beefheart

The Legendary A&M Sessions/The 1966 Demos & (The Complete) It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper sessions as a 2 CD set (proposal)

If A&M and Buddha are listening, I propose that to do proper justice to the Beefheart legacy perhaps…just perhaps… 1. The Legendary A&M Sessions should be combined with the 1966 Magic Band demos currently found on disc 1 of Grow Fins (Just Got Back From The City) which mostly have a sound quality almost as … Continue reading