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Ugly truths and Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine

This is a cross-post from Left Foot Forward
Last week’s Jewish Chronicle exposed the Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine group for having repeatedly linked via Facebook to articles on a notorious American antisemitic hate website, The Ugly Truth. Its strap-line “Zionism, Jewish extremism and a few other nasty items making our world uninhabitable today” should have [...]

A meeting that disgraces Parliament

This is a cross post by Dave R from The CST Blog
Two days ago a meeting took place in the Houses of Parliament that highlights the worst elements of pro-Palestinian campaigning in this country, and brings shame on Parliament and on all who took part in the meeting.
The meeting was organised by the Palestine Return [...]

Islamist hate preacher axed by Palestine aid group

This is a cross-post from Peter Tatchell
Extremist cleric Uthman Lateef dropped after protests
London, UK – 17 October 2013
Islamist hate preacher Uthman Lateef has been dropped from a speaking engagement in East London this Saturday, 19 October, after protests against his extremist views.
He was scheduled to speak on a panel at a public meeting – “Are [...]

Tories and UKIP After Eastleigh

This is a cross post by Phil at A Very Public Sociologist

UKIP may well be “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists” but they’re also riding high after last night’s by-election result. Farage must be kicking himself for not standing as just 1,800 votes separated his party (and it is his party) from the hapless LibDems. With his profile, [...]

Where Now for the SWP?

This is a cross post from Phil of A Very Public Sociologist. (Michael Ezra notes that Phil has substantial knowledge about the history of the SWP. This is not least due to the fact that a decent sized chunk of his PhD thesis was an analysis of the SWP’s activism in Britain. This particular blog [...]

10 Years of Harry’s Place

This is a cross post from Phil of A Very Public Sociologist. The view represented is his own and does not represent that of Harry’s Place. We cross post it, with his permission, as it is about us and Phil knew Harry before Harry’s Place.

According to their archive, yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the [...]

More lies and intellectual dishonesty

This is a cross post by John Rentoul from The Independent.
Professor John Newsinger is senior lecturer in history at Bath Spa University. He has written a book review for a supposedly serious academic journal, Race & Class. It is subscription-only, but the review starts thus:
Studies of the Labour party have overwhelmingly focused on its domestic [...]

Four Iranian political prisoners appeal to UN Secretary General

Cross-post by the Ahwaz News Agency.
Four prominent political prisoners condemned the Iranian government’s persistent violation of human rights in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon during his visit to Iran to attend the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. Heshmat Allah Tabarzadi (leader of the Demoncratic Front of Iran), Afshin Osanloo (brother of a [...]

What is Al Quds Day?

This is a cross-post by Dave Rich from the CST blog

Al Quds Day is an annual day chosen by the late Ayatollah Khomeini to call for Israel to be destroyed. It is normally marked on the last Friday of Ramadan by marches and demonstrations around the world, including in London; this year it will take [...]

How universities are failing Muslim students

This is a cross post from Progress by Hasan Azfal
The progressive solution to campus extremism is not to ban or proscribe organisations or individuals but to counter them with moderate, progressive liberal Muslims.
University is supposed to be a time where minds are opened up to fresh ideas, debates ensue and views are moulded. Indeed, for [...]