Fear of the Other

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

American Civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘ Men hate each other because they fear each other, and they fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they are often separated from each other’. Fear of the Other I live on a ‘privileged’ compound […]


The Religious Police

Posted on April 27th, 2013

I wrote this article a few months ago and it was edited in parts and published in the Saudi Gazette. However, within a couple of days it was blocked so I thought I would put it on my blog.   Mutaween/Hai/Religious Police On Thursday I went with my Saudi wife to the Riyadh International Book […]


Afghanistan 2011

Posted on July 4th, 2011

I arrived in Kabul July 1 2011 to support an NGO called WADAN and help establish a school in Jalalabad. I had a tour of the teacher training center and drug rehablitation clinic managed by WADAN. On the following day I had a meeting at the the British Embassy with Sir William Patey Ambassador in […]


Pakistan May 2011

Posted on June 9th, 2011

I spent a few weeks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in May visiting family and meeting with Professor Ihsan Ali Vice Chancellor of Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan. I have been given land by the University on a number of sites in the region to build schools. We have established The Pakhtun School Foundation. The purpose of […]