Houellebecq’s “Submission” – A Caliphate Fantasia In Rotterdam


Reading Time: 6 minutesMichel Houellebecq’s controversial novel, “Submission”, published in 2015, received a mixed reception from both the press and politicians. Not surprisingly, Marine Le Pen, leader of the right-winged “Front National”, described the work as, “fiction that one day could become reality.”  Michel Houellebecq’s political fiction is in nothing a visionary work, it’s just a succession of false provocations. […]

Charlie Hebdo and the Caliphate Factory


Reading Time: 7 minutes“We didn’t know.” At the time of Hurricane Harvey, Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon, featuring Nazi’s drowning in Texas, with the caption “God exists, He has drowned all the Nazi’s in Texas,” provoked a mis-directed world-wide outcry. The latest controversy will probably cause much less international hysteria – if at all – but is even more important […]

The Fallacy of Creationism: Life-Style Diseases And Human Evolution


Reading Time: 7 minutesThe obstinate refusal of certain religious adepts to accept the fact that humans are capable of evolving, like their animal counterparts, is one major reason for the sometimes violent discord between believers and non-believers. The sooner all religions accept the fact that Man is not a divine creation, but the product of an evolutionary process, […]

I Won’t Cry For You, Sally Jones


Reading Time: 4 minutesThe death of UK-born Isis recruiter, Sally Jones, may be considered regrettable for one reason only. Had she been captured, she may have given us valuable information concerning the methods used in the recruitment of terrorists. Under the circumstances, though, her death could not have been avoided. So far as her son is concerned, one […]