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Claire Fox on Boris Johnson and free speech

This article by Claire Fox seems a useful starting point for some reflections on the burka row.  First a quick note on my own reaction to Johnson’s comments.  They slotted in quite neatly to some distinctions around discussions of this topic which I briefly sketched in a recent piece on anti-Muslim bigotry:
Vulgar and harsh comments [...]

DUP’s Ian Paisley slammed for bigotry

Ian Paisley MP has been widely condemned for retweeting a typically nasty statement from Katie Hopkins. (He subsequently deleted it.)

Here’s just one response.

The DUP has issued a statement condemning the retweet.
“He has subsequently removed it. The original tweet was totally inappropriate and the DUP deplores its sentiments. The Party Officers will consider this matter at [...]

White House doubles down on Trump’s inflammatory tweets

Number Ten responded swiftly to Trump’s retweets of anti-Muslim material from extremist Britain First:
“Britain First seeks to divide communities by their use of hateful narratives that peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people.
“British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values this [...]

Two heroes

RIP Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, who were stabbed to death by a white supremacist in Oregon when they tried to intervene to stop him from shouting anti-Muslim abuse at two young women on a train.

Board of Deputies’ statement on combating anti-Muslim hatred

In recent evidence submitted to the Home Affairs Select Committee, the BoD affirms its strong opposition to anti-Muslim bigotry, and its commitment to joint work on tackling hate crime:
While antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred differ significantly in their histories and manifestations, we recognise that efforts to tackle both will only reach their full potential when minority [...]

American Farcical

Further to the post re the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) adding Maajid Nawaz to the list of “anti Muslim extremists” here’s a round up of the lazy or malicious mis-readings by the SPLC and some counter arguments.
The SPLC though has dug in. They have read a couple of Guardian posts, one written by that [...]

Who’s going?

In conjunction with the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week:
A real thing that is going to actually happen in the real world.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) July 13, 2016

Pam Geller (depicted on the right), co-founder of Stop Islamization of America, once referred to the authors of Harry’s Place as “these proud Jew-hater boys.” Milo [...]

Shami Chakrabarti praised Moazzam Begg as “a wonderful advocate for human rights and in particular for human liberty”

Shami Chakrabarti, who has recently joined the Labour Party, is the Chair of its Independent Inquiry into Antisemitism.
The scope of the Inquiry has been expanded to include other forms of racism, and Islamophobia.
It is perfectly possible to oppose the actions or political beliefs of Zionist organisations and Israeli politicians, or the conduct of the Israeli [...]

Khan to Trump: Drop dead

After London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan pointed out that he would be unable to visit the United States under Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering the country “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” Trump responded: “There will always be exceptions.”
Khan, to his great credit, told [...]

Critics of Islam should call out Anti Muslim Bigotry

This is a guest post from The Rambling Infidel
“No idea is above scrutiny
and no people are beneath dignity” – Maajid Nawaz
We live in turbulent and scary times.
The forces of Jihadism are running riot all around the world, spreading murder and mayhem in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Indonesia, Nigeria and France. This coinciding with the recent, [...]