In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean

I have a burning question:

I am I the only women (particularly of the wifely, child having sort) in the Muslim blogosphere who is rubbish at cooking and has negligible crafting skills?

Masha Allah to all the queens of crafting and cuisine out there, I’m just bitter because knowing about flags and capital cities just doesn’t seem to rate as highly in terms of household skills.

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I’m writing this with the telly on (C minus Muslim am I) and I just watched Brian Cox (the physicist, not the actor), state that he believes in science, rather than religion because he’s comfortable with the unknown, he then goes on to say that those aren’t comfortable with the unknown, i.e the religious find it difficult to be scientists.

Oh, you Western, White folks. How blinkered you are and you don’t even know it. Folks, who are slightly less blinkered and/or white and western, will have met many, many people for scientific beliefs don’t just co-exist but nourish and fertilise each other.

When I talk of blinkers, I’m being a bit metaphorical, because by blinkers, I really mean the sort of insidious racism which means the achievements and abilities of a whole group of people are erased and minimised because they are not white Europeans. I am of course talking about the many scientific advances made by people of colour (and not just Muslims) who also possessed religious beliefs. They existed, so why do so many white folks act like they invented science?

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Back to the geography trivia:

Which countries are doubly landlocked?

Answers in the comments please. I cannot offer any grand prizes for correct answers, but I’ll do a blog post on the topic of your choice for the winner.

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