The right of Rafiq Mahmood to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him in the United Kingdom in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written permission from the author. In the Irish Republic, the author hereby asserts for the purposes of Section 36 of the Defamation Act 2009 that, in the event of a substantial number of adherents of any religion finding this work grossly abusive or insulting to matters held sacred to their religion and that they are outraged thereby:
i. he fully intends, by publishing this work, to cause and to further such outrage, and
ii. in the event of any proceedings under the said provisions being made against him he does not intend to attempt to prove the existence of any literary, artistic, political, scientific, or academic value in this work by way of defence and hereby irrevocably waives his right to such a defence.