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Mother Agnes and the Manichaeans

Posted by seumasach on November 25, 2013

Cailean Bochanan

25th November, 2013

It’s not clear why Britain’s Stop the War group invited Mother Agnes of the Mussalaha initiative (Reconciliation) to their annual conference. They must have known that any viewpoint other than that of Aljazeera, the BBC and Human Rights Watch would stir controversy in its ranks. Two luminaries of the left duly decided to boycott the conference if she was present on the grounds that she was an agent of the Assad “regime” and that she had questioned, some might say debunked, the official account of the the chemical weapons attack at Ghouta implicating the Syrian government.

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