Tag Archive for ‘Sunni’


It’s high time Megoracle cast its inquiry further afield and paid closer attention to the plight of Other People. Navel gazing has featured too readily, which can become a little tedious, especially given that navel gazing is not naval gazing – staring lustily at strapping young uniformed men in boats (which is what I thought until fairly recently) – but contemplating one’s tummy button. Incidentally, when I gaze at my […]

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Brush Up On: ISLAM

Realised during Sydney’s Muslim riots that I actually don’t know very much about Islam – and I should because the religion is so central to much of our news, not to mention the (according to the 2011 census), 476,300 Australians who identify as Muslim. To be honest, it wasn’t that long ago that I learnt that Islam is the religion whilst Muslims are its adherents. I just kind of thought […]

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(Megoracle’s First Post – insert stirring bugle music, or is it trumpet? Bugle is a funny word. Anyway…) As the last 33 Aussies are brought home from Iraq this week, it seems timely to catch up on the War in Iraq. It all ended officially with the withdrawal of the last US combat troops in August 2010. ¬†Aussie combat troops left in 2009. These days, around 46,000 US troops are […]

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