Today “The Guardian” published a hysterical interview with Africa’s first Nobel literature winner, where he accused British Muslims of being breeding grounds for terrorists and then unfavorably compared them to the American Nation of Islam. He goes on about how the Nation of Islam is “a kind of mainstream Muslim institution” (has he studied its origins?) and unfavorably compares European Muslims to them: “The Muslims there are open Muslims, whereas in Europe they tend to go into ghetto schools.” What? Ghetto schools? Then he says the British should stop being so accommodating.

Read it for yourself.

Further Reading

The price of contamination

Legal cases against foreign multinationals in the Central African Copperbelt seek justice for decades of pollution. But activists should also investigate the historical legacies of colonial mining companies.

Remembering Emma Gama Pinto

To those who did not know Emma Gama Pinto, she was just “the wife of Pio Gama Pinto,” the Kenyan anticolonial fighter, but to those who knew her, she was fearless in her own right.