Published: 10:00 GMT Daylight Time - Monday 24 October 2011
Barnabas director Patrick Sookhdeo launches new website
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe
Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Aid, is today launching his new website, featuring articles, interviews and an in-depth biography.
The website address is www.patricksookhdeo.com
The biography outlines his life-long battle against discrimination and injustice in a variety of contexts, and his courageous efforts to combat religious intolerance and violence on the international stage.
Here is an extract:
Throughout his life, Dr Sookhdeo has been an ardent social activist in the field of rights of the individual. In the 1970s he opposed racism and likewise today he opposes the Islamists and Islamo-Fascists who deny justice to converts from Islam, full rights to women and full freedom to non-Muslim minorities, and who wish to transform societies into religious totalitarian societies, whether in Muslim-majority countries or in the UK and Western societies. He has always argued passionately for social justice. This includes the freedom of every individual to choose or reject a religion, the rights of women to full equality, and the rights of minorities not to be discriminated against. This passion has resulted in Dr Sookhdeo being opposed by both neo-Nazi organizations and the left, who are increasingly associated with some of the worst forms of oppression, whether of race, religion, culture or gender.
The site includes a collection of Dr Sookhdeo’s interviews and writings, including previously unreleased works, such as his security briefings on Iraq and Afghanistan that were presented to the British military in 2006 and 2009 respectively. Pieces written about Dr Sookhdeo are also featured.
A chronological list of his books is available plus a number of reviews.