Tag Archives: Anti-Muslim bigotry

Jeremy Bowen, BDS and Obvious Questions

Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East Editor recently stated: @Jinjirrie sorry didn't get to this. BDS is going from the edge of the debate closer to the centre — Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) April 25, 2014 I feel there are many … Continue reading

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Islamophobia And Social Media

There is a new report covering the phenomenon of Islamophobia and social media. It comes from the superb Online Hate Prevention Institute and leading scholar in the field, Dr Andre Oboler. “On International Human Rights Day, December 10th 2013, the … Continue reading

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Racial Attack Against An Imam In Hull

History has shown that a climate of intolerance and anxiety leads to racial attacks. The constant back-biting aimed at British Muslims in the media and on the Web has real and deadly consequences, the Guardian reports: “Details of the assault … Continue reading

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The One Law for All Campaign Does Not Even Understand The Question

The One Law for All campaign is run by seasoned political activists. That makes their inability to comprehend the question of amicability to neofascists, EDL supporters/sympathizers all the harder to understand. Reminds me of the old adage “When in a … Continue reading

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Tell MAMA on CNN

Racism towards ethnic minorities in Britain is seriously under reported. It rarely receives the coverage that it deserves in the media. So CNN’s short clip on Tell MAMA is most welcome: To report an incident of anti-Muslim racism contact Tell … Continue reading

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Lack of Commonsense At One Law for All Campaign

I find if I make a mistake it is good to apologise, but there is a need to do it sincerely. Conversely, I find amongst most politicos, the university educated and with many men: a serious reluctance to ever admit … Continue reading

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A Poor Excuse For Rationalists

As an atheist, secularist and rationalist I should be within the ideal catchment area for the Rationalist Association. I should be, but I am not. Having read their recent contributions to the discussion over Richard Dawkins’s conflating Islam with Muslims … Continue reading

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Storify, Richard Dawkins Problem With Muslims

Just started using Storify as a quick and easy platform for relaying exchanges on Twitter. It is not too bad, when it works. Storify seems to have an issue on Chromium with “This webpage has a redirect loop”. Hope it … Continue reading

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National Secular Society: Occasionally Agitated

Lingering prejudice in Britain can bring out the worst in people. Such attitudes are not confined to thugs in the EDL or the BNP, rather are often found on the periphery of the Hard Right, spoken in polite tones and … Continue reading

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Douglas Murray, The English Defence League And The Jewish Chronicle

That is Douglas Murray umming and ahing when asked about supporting the EDL. His inability to criticise the Far Right thugs in the EDL indicates something deeply troubling about his sentiments. In that wider context, I was exceedingly disappointed to … Continue reading

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Rod Liddle’s Open Racism At The Spectator

This post is a public record, because I would expect that Rod Liddle’s open display of racism at the Spectator will soon be removed. It is utterly senseless and disgusting. Therefore, it is worthwhile recording Liddle’s racism and its appalling … Continue reading

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Di Canio’s Fascism A Round Up

It is irrefutable that Paolo Di Canio is a self-proclaimed fascist. That’s not me saying it, he boasted about it. Di Canio even praised Mussolini. So it’s all the more surprising that senior management in Sunderland football club can’t find … Continue reading

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Genteel Racism at Liberal Conspiracy And Cranks Around Up

We tend to think of anti-Jewish sentiment as coming from the Far Right, yet nowadays it is fairly common to find examples of it on liberal or left wing web sites. It is not overt or blunt as found amongst … Continue reading

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Bold Mehdi Hasan on Antisemitism

I thought Mehdi Hasan’s piece at Huff Post was very bold. He didn’t have to write it, but made a concious choice to combat antisemitism. So commendable: “To claim that your jail sentence for dangerous driving is the result of … Continue reading

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On France, Richard Dawkins And Atos

The French President has stated what might be obvious to many people, but seems to go unsaid in Britain, that the victims in Toulouse last year were killed because they were Jews. A similar point should have been made in … Continue reading

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The Reality of Anti-Muslim Bigotry

We should not underestimate or diminish the extent of anti-Muslim bigotry in Europe. In Britain, long-standing animosity towards immigrants has been rekindled and focused on Muslims. Police forces and other organisations have been slow to catalogue, detail and deal with … Continue reading

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Anti-Muslim Fear Mongering

A piece in Wired has highlighted how fringe organisations stoke up fear with ant-Muslim sentiment in the US: “A study published by a sociologist has revealed that fear-mongering non-governmental anti-Muslim organisations have been heavily influencing US media since 9/11, their … Continue reading

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The British Empire, Far Right And Press TV.

News just in, the British conquered most (or at least tried to) of the world! Rather fittingly the Torygraph informs its readers that: “A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent … Continue reading

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Beginners Guide To Britain’s Far Right

Keeping up with the cranks, thugs and racists that comprise the Far Right is a full-time job. These flaky individuals often work together for a few months or years then split off after a drunken argument, or simply because they … Continue reading

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A Damp Round Up Of World News

Lighter blogging than expected, so it’s a good time for a roundup. Tom points to David Cameron’s greed, Cameron is the first PM to pocket private rent while living at number 10. Bob from Brockley argues that the slaughter in … Continue reading

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