Monday, September 01, 2008

August statistics

August was another month of records for Cranmer. Following July’s record of 27,791 unique visitors, August saw the most page-views in a month (36,977); the most unique visitors in a day (2382 on Fri 29 August); and also the most unique visitors in a week (8449 in the same week).

The cause was His Grace’s prophetic foresight in having prepared an article for the appointment of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s VP before the announcement was actually made. That blog post has already become Cranmer’s most-viewed page (2406 in just three days), with the vast majority coming from across the pond enquiring into Governor Palin’s faith.

And Cranmer thinks he is honoured that The Guardian appears to be including him in their news blog.

But bizarrely, for all Cranmer’s wisdom expressed upon sundry and diverse important religio-political concerns over recent years, his second most-viewed page is that questioning why Team GB excludes Northern Ireland.

It is heartening to know that people have their priorities right and are avidly seeking the truth.


Blogger The Gentleman Loser said...

Congratulations! All of this in a month when his Grace had a holiday!

1 September 2008 at 07:12  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr Gentleman Loser,

Indeed, and many thanks.

The irony is that this 'quiet month' would certainly have beaten July for unique visitors as well if His Grace had not needed to reconstitute his ashes.

1 September 2008 at 07:26  
Blogger IftikharA said...

Muslim Youths

Muslim youths are angry, frustrated and extremist because they have been mis-educated and de-educated by the British schooling. Muslim children are confused because they are being educated in a wrong place at a wrong time in state schools with non-Muslim monolingual teachers. They face lots of problems of growing up in two distinctive cultural traditions and value systems, which may come into conflict over issues such as the role of women in the society, and adherence to religious and cultural traditions. The conflicting demands made by home and schools on behaviour, loyalties and obligations can be a source of psychological conflict and tension in Muslim youngsters. There are also the issues of racial prejudice and discrimination to deal with, in education and employment. They have been victim of racism and bullying in all walks of life. According to DCSF, 56% of Pakistanis and 54% of Bangladeshi children has been victims of bullies. The first wave of Muslim migrants were happy to send their children to state schools, thinking their children would get a much better education. Than little by little, the overt and covert discrimination in the system turned them off. There are fifteen areas where Muslim parents find themselves offended by state schools.

The right to education in one’s own comfort zone is a fundamental and inalienable human right that should be available to all people irrespective of their ethnicity or religious background. Schools do not belong to state, they belong to parents. It is the parents’ choice to have faith schools for their children. Bilingual Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods. There is no place for a non-Muslim teacher or a child in a Muslim school. There are hundreds of state schools where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be designated as Muslim community schools. An ICM Poll of British Muslims showed that nearly half wanted their children to attend Muslim schools. There are only 143 Muslim schools. A state funded Muslim school in Birmingham has 220 pupils and more than 1000 applicants chasing just 60.

Majority of anti-Muslim stories are not about terrorism but about Muslim
culture--the hijab, Muslim schools, family life and religiosity. Muslims in the west ought to be recognised as a western community, not as an alien culture.
Iftikhar Ahmad

1 September 2008 at 12:42  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr Iftikara,

His Grace thanks you for your thoughts, but they manifestly belong in the post above (or preferably the one His Grace is presently working on).

1 September 2008 at 13:04  

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