My mother was expecting a baby and so, my father and mother had no choice, to, but to take me to my father’s sister’s house where we were not comfortable. It was a dark, gloomy house. I can best suggest the quality of the house by saying, in the living room there was a framed photograph of my grandfather in his coffin. It was a very strange room, there was a vase with peacock feathers in it and my aunt didn’t know, I don’t know that anybody else in Lincoln knew that peacock feathers bring bad luck.
I don't believe in Huntington's Clash of Civilizations - East and West; Islam and Christianity. No. I think the battle of the 21st century is between the fanatics, of all colours and all faiths, and the rest of us. There is difference in scope, but not in essence, between Bin Laden and people who blow up abortion clinics in America or burn down synagogues and mosques in Europe. They are fanatics. Big or small, but they are fanatics.