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Archive for 'Britain Today'

The Khomeinist IHRC versus Freedom of Speech

If you’re a Khomeinist, freedom of speech is easy. You should have it. People you dislike should not.
This week, the self-styled Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has provided yet another illustration of this core principle.
Here’s the background. Stung by Sadiq Khan’s call to ban its Al Quds Day hatred march in London [...]

Thought Experiments with Ismail Menk

Imagine a prominent and deeply conservative foreign Christian preacher was on his way to the UK to address his followers. He is on record saying this:
I was on a flight one day. I asked the bearded man seated next to me if he was a Muslim. He said yes, he was. I said “look, [...]

It takes a Nationalist to love a Fascist

Putin’s Lord Haw Haws – why does the UK continue to tolerate Russian propagandists and useful idiots? – this article begins.
I can’t see how a liberal democracy can do anything but “tolerate” them.
Still, it is marked how the arch nationalists, Farage and Salmond, are admirers of Putin and appear on Russia Today.  Meanwhile Nicola Sturgeon [...]

British Prime Ministers in Transition

After transitioning, these British PMs had the following careers (in chronological order, from bottom right)
Sister Winnie Churchill – Senior Midwife, popular with her patients
Alexandra “Sandra” Eden – debutante, married a banker
Harriet MacMillan – Madam of a brothel, suing her cosmetic surgeon
Harriet Wilson – lecturer in economics at Somerville College
Edwina Heath – middle-class housewife in Surbiton

Jenny [...]

Go to Jail (Not)

Dilemma
6 years in Ecuador embassy to avoid arrest
6 months in Wandsworth Prison for skipping bail
Which would you choose?
Wandsworth Prison – institutional food, dodgy fellow prisoners, mail bags to sew, no view
6 years in Ecuador embassy – unlimited internet, balcony, chance to influence American elections, visits from that Bay Watch chick and George Galloway….
Wandsworth here we [...]

Just Yorkshire on Prevent – Just Rubbish

Are the government’s “Prevent” anti-extremist policies well-crafted and working for the country? One way to find out is to look at the arguments of Prevent critics. If they are laughably poor, we are on the right track. Just look for dubious methodology, exaggerations, distortions, and outright lies.
Well, today the charity “Just Yorkshire” [...]

MEND and “Subliminal Islamophobia”

Stirring up anger and division is a core mission for an Islamist agitation outfit. Even if you have to make things up. Is the story absurd? Yes, so let’s run with it!
The MEND crew are adept in this trade. Have a look at this tweet from MEND activist Siema Iqbal. [...]

Oldham Council Being “Positive”

“This preacher is a strong supporter of Thomas Mair, the man who murdered Jo Cox MP. But he doesn’t support Anders Breivik. And he’s speaking at a peace conference in town. That’s very positive, isn’t it? Let’s join him on the stage!”
This would be an absurd move by any local council. [...]

Tariq Ramadan Double Talking for Hamas

Tariq Ramadan is known for his double talk.
I don’t know why he bothers. Being slippery does not hide his thinking. It only makes it even more objectionable.
You can see him at it again in a speech at Palestine Expo in London last weekend. Hamas are not terrorists. Only bad Israelis make [...]

Platform Pieties, Safe Spaces, and Palestine Expo

For the champions of righteousness, platform pieties and safe space niceties are central to the struggle.
Consider former National Union of Students President Malia Bouattia, for example:
The President of the National Union for Students (NUS) has defended the the union’s No Platform policy, claiming places of education should be “safe spaces in which to debate and [...]