After an 11-year-old girl died while being chopped at a private medical clinic in southern Egypt.… Read the rest
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‘This is about murder in the name of the father, the son, the blessed male members of the family.’… Read the rest
‘The prospect of an Islamised Europe is remote’ – and that’s all that matters?… Read the rest
Democratic politics is essentially the politics of rational dialogue in which language, thought and persuasion play key roles. At least that is what we have over the decades learnt to believe. But recent electoral battles in India appear to have fundamentally shifted the ground on which our democratic beliefs have stood so far.
It is not being argued here that the theatre of politics has moved unprecedentedly and dangerously away from reason and towards emotion. Emotion has always been an indispensable appendage of democratic politics, whether for good or for bad. What is new is something else. It is the rise to predominance of affect vis-à-vis reason and emotion. This has shifted politics on to an entirely different ground. What … Read the rest
This honour stands as a symbol of our commitment to ignoring Rage Boy.… Read the rest
We will never explain the world by appealing to something outside it that must be accepted on faith.… Read the rest
We may have to put up with the Rage Boys of the world, but we ought not to do their work for them.… Read the rest
We strongly deplore, say ten bullies.… Read the rest
‘They told her husband that if he didn’t put his wife in her place then they would do it themselves.’… Read the rest
‘Oh, right – some of them are women, aren’t they; let’s ask them.’… Read the rest
So what matters to the rage boys? Putting women in their place, that’s what. Their place is either slavishly obedient, or dead; those are the choices; and it’s Rage Boy who gets to decide which rules women are required to obey.
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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Islamist terror groups were behind one murder, as well as a case where a woman was threatened and is in hiding…Nazir Afzal, the CPS’s national lead on honour crime, told BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme the threats to kill a woman known as Miss B, who is now in hiding, came from her family but originated in an Egyptian terrorist group. He said: “They told her husband that if he
Is it a fatwah? Is it a copy of the Quran allegedly down the gurgler at Guantanamo? Is it some cartoon in Denmark? Time for Rage Boy to step in and for his visage to impress the rest of the world with the depth and strength of Islamist emotion.
Hitchens is talking about much the same thing as I was talking about a couple of days ago – this business of the depth and strength and profundity and vehemence of emotion, and the work it does – the way it impresses some people in the rest of the world and prompts them to reason backwards from the intensity of the emotion to the magnitude of the crime committed by the … Read the rest
Creationism is equivalent to believing that the width of North America is 7.8 yards.… Read the rest
Claims Britain acted against the spirit of UN resolution 1624.… Read the rest
It remains astonishing how many people who profess liberal sympathies don’t get it.… Read the rest
I finally got around to watching ‘Question Time’ and Shirley Williams doing her party piece. The man in the audience asked the first question: is the knighthood given to Rushdie an insult to Muslims? SW was the first to answer: ‘I think it’s a mistake,’ she said. Then she went on. ‘This is a man who has offended Muslims in a very powerful way,’ she said in an unmistakable tone of indignation, then pointing out, absurdly, that he’d been protected for years at great expense to the taxpayer. Then she said it wasn’t Blair’s doing, it was the committee, and they should have etc etc etc. That’s when Hitchens said, quite rightly, ‘That’s a contemptible answer.’ Well so it damn … Read the rest
After eating babies, the WiFi Routers will grow to enormous size and attack our cities.… Read the rest
1) Here is the equation; how does it make you feel? 2) Suggest how the two scientists could compromise.… Read the rest
Jesus and Mo discuss the blasphemous knighthood, or is it the chivalric blasphemy.… Read the rest