Vikings writing Allah? Read Michael Crichton’s 41-year-old novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2017


Those who wonder about the recent report on “Allah” embroidered onto Viking funeral clothes should read Michael Crichton’s novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’. The book’s title has a strapline ‘The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in AD 922 ‘. Later, Crichton’s novel was republished as The 13th Warrior to correspond with the film adaptation. … Continue reading “Vikings writing Allah? Read Michael Crichton’s 41-year-old novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’”

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This is not about China but the US, which faces an Allah dilemma in baby-naming

by Rashmee

Posted on May 2, 2017


China has banned new parents from picking Islam, Quran, Saddam, Mecca, as well as references to the star and crescent moon for their babies. But in the US, where individual freedom is more jealously guarded, there is a decided Allah dilemma in the case of baby names. Consider what happened in Georgia recently. The US state … Continue reading “This is not about China but the US, which faces an Allah dilemma in baby-naming”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK