About Josh Strawn

Josh Strawn is the lead singer of Blacklist as well as a signatory and vocal advocate of the Euston Manifesto.

The Good Ayatollah

By July 6, 2007

In answer to the eardrum-splitting, almost constant chorus of folks who ask, "Where are the Muslims who don't endorse violence, an authoritarian states etc., etc.," I offer up the example of one Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Kazemeyni Borujerdi and pose a … Read More

Abdul Aziz Does Bugs Bunny

By July 5, 2007

I can't be the only one dying to see a photo of Abdul Aziz pulling some hare-brained cross-dressing antics: Fresh clashes erupted at Pakistan's besieged Red Mosque, where "terrorists" were said to be holding women and children as human shields … Read More

Memoirs Of A British Jihadi

By July 5, 2007

Now that the terror threat in Britain has been hilariously "lowered" from 'critical' to 'severe,' (in other words, from 'imminently fucked' to 'almost certainly screwed'), it's as good a time as any to meditate on the ol' 'Why They Do … Read More

The Citronella of Jihad

By July 2, 2007

Tony Blair thinks we aren't adequately confronting terrorism on the ideological front: The reason we are finding it hard to win this battle is that we're not actually fighting it properly. We're not actually standing up to these people and … Read More

Common Enemies in Darfur & Iraq

By June 29, 2007

The Janjawid in Darfur and the Arab/Islamist insurgency in Iraq something key in common: they are Muslims who make war on their Muslim brothers and sisters in spite of the example set by the earliest ummah of Muhammad. I'm no … Read More

Dedicated To You

By June 29, 2007

A Friday gift: the greatest Israeli band ever, Minimal Compact.  In this French language doc, listen especially for the track that comes in at about 4:24.   Below is the video for the gorgeous, contemplative 'Dedicated.'  You're welcome.  

Ancient Joys and Paris Hilton

By June 29, 2007

There's something complicated about the video below.  The media trend Mika Brzezinski is decrying doesn't thrive on those who say, 'Now this is what's really important.'  The Paris Hiltons, the American Idols, and reality television shows exist because the ridicule-and-failure-of-others-as-entertainment … Read More

Again With The Cartoons?

By June 28, 2007

Pathetic: Thailand has caved in to pressure from Iran and withdrawn the animated movie "Persepolis", about a girl growing up and feeling repressed under Islamic rule, from next month's Bangkok International Film Festival. "I was invited by the Iranian embassy … Read More