• Misogyny,  Moonbattery

    Feminist Hate-speech

    [R]apists don’t rape because they’re somehow evil or perverted or in any way particularly different from than the average man in the street: rapists rape because they can. Rapists rape because they know the odds are stacked in their favour, because they know the chances are they’ll get away with it. (Emphasis added.) So says ‘femisnist’ writer, Cath Elliot on Comment Is Free, complaining that Facebook refuses to delete comments where people joke about rape as ‘hate speech’. But Elliot’s own argument is  itself disgusting hate-speech. All men – or at least the ‘average’ ones – are non-practicing rapists who simply don’t have the right opportunity or the courage to…

  • Misogyny

    Amanda Knox and The White Devil

    I haven’t really followed this case, the terrible murder of a British student, Meredith Kercher, in detail, but happened to read this piece in today’s Guardian about the appeal against the conviction of Amanda Knox.  I thought the arguments used by the lawyer defending another person involved in the case were quite extraordinary. “Who is Amanda Knox?” Carlo Pacelli asked the judges and jury in a final address before the verdict, which is expected early next week. “Is she the mild, sweet young woman with no makeup you see before you today? Or is she, in fact, the one I have described and who emerges from the court papers on…

  • antisemitism,  Islamism,  Misogyny,  Moonbattery,  Terrorism

    Jamaat-e-Islami’s UK Jamboree

    Jamaat-e-Islami is a South Asian Islamist party. It was founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Maududi. You can read a short profile of the “godfather of Islamism” here. His main goal in life? An Islamic state. In the whole world. It must now be obvious that the objective of the Islamic jihad is to eliminate the rule of an un-Islamic system, and establish in its place an Islamic system of state rule. Islam does not intend to confine his rule to a single state or a hand full of countries. The aim of Islam is to bring about a universal revolution. Although in the initial stages, it is incumbent…

  • antisemitism,  Homophobia,  Islamism,  Misogyny

    Poxy Preachers at the Troxy: Bilal Philips and Hussein Yee

    In March the political operations of the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE) were exposed by Andrew Gilligan and the Dispatches broadcast. Since then the East London Mosque, the IFE’s base, seems to have cleaned up part of its act. Extremist preachers who have long been welcomed at big events at its London Muslim Centre or the mosque itself are appearing at other venues. The Troxy in East London is one of them. The private company that runs the venue has accepted a booking for a conference on June 20 featuring several hardcore figures in the British Islamist scene. It is a socially irresponsible decision. These are speakers whose records include:…

  • Human Rights,  Misogyny

    Gita Sahgal: Amnesty suffers from “ideological bankruptcy” and “misogyny”

    In an interview with The Observer, Gita Sahgal, the former head of Amnesty International’s gender unit, has some harsh things to say about AI. In her first newspaper interview since leaving the charity altogether, Sahgal delivers a withering critique of her former employers, describing the modern Amnesty’s leadership as suffering from “ideological bankruptcy” and “misogyny”. Although Amnesty is still one of the best known advocates of women’s rights in the world, Sahgal told the Observer that an “atmosphere of terror” prevailed inside the organisation in which debate is suppressed and staff are cowed into accepting the prevailing line. “I think the leadership is ideologically bankrupt, as has been shown in…

  • Anwar Al Awlaki,  Homophobia,  Islamism,  Misogyny

    “Justice Week” at City University

    At City University in London, some Muslim students have refused to use a new multifaith prayer room. The university closed the old Islamic prayer room and encouraged Muslims to use the new one following an alleged attack on Muslim students last year. The university believes the new room will be safer. These students disagree with the decision. They do not want to share space with worshippers of any other faith. So they set themselves down in Northampton Square for prayers. Well, the university’s Islamic Society (ISOC) is among the UK’s most radical. It has even issued threats to the student newspaper, The Inquirer. The City University Islamic Society has caused…