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Archive for 'Misogyny'

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]