Ex-MTV Presenter Kristiane Backer *In Search of Tolerant Islam*

As a presenter for MTV, Kristiane Backer was an icon of popular
culture. In her book Islam as a Way of the Heart she goes to the heart
of her religion to demonstrate that a tolerant, open Islam grounded in
the Koran and Islamic source materials does indeed exist. Lewis Gropp
has this review.

A tribute to Gai Eaton/Sidi Hasan

Gai Eaton (1921-2010), or Sidi Hasan, which was his Muslim name, was a diplomat, author and one of Britain’s most influential convert Muslims. In his nearly 60 years as a Muslim he proved that British values are very much compatible with Islamic ones, writes Kristiane Backer in her tribute to a friend.