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Drive-By Sympathy

Drive-By Sympathy

Last weekend incredibly tragic news broke that a 19 year old girl had been gunned down outside a Blackburn supermarket in a drive-by shooting.

There were many notable characteristics about the victim. She was “beautiful, much-loved, bright, passionate, hard-working, and ambitious”. She was involved in charity work and was studying to fulfil her ambitions of becoming a solicitor. The one characteristic that overrode all of these however, at least in the minds of cynical and irresponsible ideologues, was that she was a Muslim. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Islam

 

24 Carat Goldblum

24 Carat Goldblum

I’ve long enjoyed the work of eccentric actor Jeff Goldblum. The calibre of films he’s appeared in over the years is wildly varied but his stilted and quirkily emphasised delivery of even the most pedestrian and poorly scripted dialogue can render fodder like Independence Day reasonably enjoyable, despite the less than helpful presence of Will Smith.

Last weekend though, Ru Paul’s Drag Race – a garish reality TV competition about cross-dressing performers – became an unlikely vehicle for Goldblum to instigate a dialogue of actual substance. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Gilding of Mehdi Hasan

The Gilding of Mehdi Hasan

If I were to write a list of things that could make life under a global pandemic lock-down exponentially more torturous, I doubt I’d have an imagination sadistic enough to conjure up the atrocities that have been inflicted upon us recent days.

First up was the news that the BBC were replacing Match of the Day with re-runs of Mrs Brown’s Boys: a bawdy and archaic cookie-cutter sitcom roughly as amusing as a cancer diagnosis in a Christmas card.

Next, a naked Madonna broadcasting from a candlelit bathtub full of rose petals, informing us from behind a mask of six figure Botox that we’re all in the same boat really. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Race-baiting with David Vance

Race-baiting with David Vance

One of the more troublesome aspects of social media allowing virtually anybody to appoint themselves to the role of independent journalist, is that unscrupulous propaganda merchants will eagerly take advantage of this unregulated space for the purpose of circulating lies and thereby furthering their own nefarious agendas. And without a virtually limitless capacity for research it’s sometimes hard to know whether the reports you’re reading at any given time are accurate and trustworthy. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Rattling the Cage

Rattling the Cage

Founded in 2003, self-described “advocacy group” CAGE (formerly Cageprisoners) first exploded into widespread public consciousness when the identity of notorious decapitation enthusiast “Jihadi John” was revealed to be their former client – West London I.T graduate Mohammed Emwazi.

In a swiftly organised press conference, CAGE Research Director Asim Qureshi addressed this awkward revelation, and in doing so spectacularly misjudged the British public’s appetite for insulting exhibitions of wobbly-lipped, teary-eyed pity for a man who’d recently sawn the heads off of eight innocent people in ISIS snuff-porn. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Contempt and Conspiracy – The Case Against Tommy Robinson

Contempt and Conspiracy – The Case Against Tommy Robinson

Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson was found guilty of contempt of court last week at a rehearing, and sentenced yesterday to 19 weeks imprisonment with time already served taken into account. Having successfully appealed against his original conviction in August 2018 on purely procedural grounds, Tommy’s case was referred back to the Attorney General for fresh proceedings.

In a reaction familiar to anyone who’s had the misfortune of encountering Tommy’s more enthusiastic fans, his conviction was instantly attributed to a conspiracy of political persecution by the “establishment elites” in retaliation to Robinson apparently exposing their corruption and complicity with regards to Muslim grooming gangs. (How his successful appeal fits into this theory is anyone’s guess. Apparently the establishment so desperately wanted him in prison that they released him from prison.) Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Talking About Islam Without Being Eiynah

Talking About Islam Without Being Eiynah

Since the appalling attack in Christchurch, New Zealand by a White Supremacist Anti-Muslim terrorist, public focus has refreshingly fallen upon the ideology of the attacker. There has been next to nothing of the usual dismissal of stated motive, concerns over potential backlash, or calls to consider the political grievances of this terrorist. Much scrutiny has also fallen upon the kind of remarks made by critics of Islam, and speculation has begun to take place as to whether such criticism played a part in prompting this devastating massacre.

Reluctant to miss an opportunity to disparage “movement atheism”, this has rather predictably become the topic of a new Life After God podcast hosted by atheist ex-Pastor Ryan Bell (@RyanJBell), and guested by ex-Muslim illustrator and podcast host in her own right, Eiynah Mohammed-Smith (@NiceMangos). Read the rest of this entry »

 

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