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Blaming Islam for the Westgate Mall attack is fruitless

Blaming Islam for the Westgate Mall attack is fruitless

Backbencher September 25, 2013 3

Joel Kibirige asks whether debating the role of religion in the Westgate Mall attack is the best way of moving forward. The recent atrocities in Kenya committed by al-Shabab have reignited debate regarding the

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Lifting The Veil

Lifting The Veil

Backbencher September 20, 2013 4

Does the right to wear what you want trump the right to see who you’re dealing with? The arguments for and against bannig the wearing of the Niqab This week’s constant debate over the

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Cairo Bloodshed: 3 Blessings In Disguise

Cairo Bloodshed: 3 Blessings In Disguise

Lee Jenkins August 22, 2013 0

The deaths in Egypt this past week have been regrettable. But take a step back and remove unhelpful misty-eyed sentiment from the equation, and it becomes apparent that there are silver linings in the

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In Defence of Richard Dawkins

In Defence of Richard Dawkins

Richard Elliott August 10, 2013 9

Richard Dawkins has been getting a lot of unnecessary flack for his own ‘Tweetgate’ in the last 24 hours, writes Richard Elliott. It was a great coincidence that on the same day that I

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Criticism of Islam is Not ‘Islamophobia’

Criticism of Islam is Not ‘Islamophobia’

Sam Woolfe July 31, 2013 5

There is some debate as to whether Islamophobia is a valid term. Strictly speaking, it means an irrational fear or unfounded prejudice against Islam, but in its more widely used context, it means an

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Islamism Is Our Generation’s Fascism

Islamism Is Our Generation’s Fascism

Lee Jenkins July 25, 2013 36

Get past the headlines, the symbols and sound bites and you find striking similarities between the extremist ideologies of 1930’s European Fascism, and today’s Jihadist interpretation of Islam. Glorification of violence Like Mussolini’s volunteers,

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Islam’s Cold War

Islam’s Cold War

Lee Jenkins July 11, 2013 0

Saudi Arabia and Iran’s battle for dominance is a naked flame in the Middle Eastern tinderbox Saudi Arabia is home to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest sites in Islam. Although smaller than Egypt

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Our Enfeebled Response To Grooming Gangs

Our Enfeebled Response To Grooming Gangs

Lee Jenkins June 20, 2013 3

 Unswerving commitment to cultural sensitivity has paralysed our response to grooming gangs. It wasn’t meant to be like this. During the 1990’s successive governments, institutions and media outlets pushed the multicultural agenda. Steel drums,

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Hassan Rohani wins Iranian Presidential Election: Power to the People?

Hassan Rohani wins Iranian Presidential Election: Power to the People?

Backbencher June 17, 2013 0

By Sasha Meler   Celebration and jubilation reverberated across Tehran last night at the announcement of moderate cleric Hassan Rohani’s win in Iran’s presidential elections. With an alleged 72% turnout of the 50 million

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Is Tolerance In Terminal Decline?

Is Tolerance In Terminal Decline?

Backbencher May 30, 2013 0

Are we becoming increasingly intolerant as a society? With social, political, economic and racial boundaries in flux in the face of globalisation, cosmopolitanism and tele-communications advances, are we are becoming more intolerant to differences

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