We must be honest with ourselves

No peaceful Muslim should feel the need to apologise or be obliged to say ‘not in my name’. They didn’t massacre those people, and they had nothing to do with the man that did. Nor do the majority condone the ideology that channelled his hatred of homosexulals into massacring fifty members of the Orlando LGBT community.

We must be honest with ourselves

“World Hijab Day” – Siding with the Wrong Victims

For many Europeans, the hijab is the visual representation of a vehemently detested societal change. One that was enforced by officials that they did not elect, and championed by the kind of person whose pampered existence will never be troubled by the negative consequences of mass immigration or state sponsored multiculturalism. Unfortunately, this widespread sentiment has seen the hijab become a repository for some of the frustrations of Europe´s disenfranchised traditional working class.

“World Hijab Day” – Siding with the Wrong Victims

Our Students’ Union: When an Absolute Moral Certainty Combines with an Ideology of Identity Politics and the Power to Censor

View expressed not necessarily those of the Free Speech and Secular Society It has become clear over the past few days that a key figure behind the mind blowingly illiberal censorship of our next event is our SU women’s officer Jess Lishak. To begin by giving credit where credit is due, Jess is one of …

Our Students’ Union: When an Absolute Moral Certainty Combines with an Ideology of Identity Politics and the Power to Censor

On the rights of children and parental freedom

A week ago I wrote an article about what steps should be taken regarding the man seen parading the flag of IS around our nation’s capital. I argued that he should be free to express himself in any way that does not include violence or an incitement to the same. Whilst the IS flag comes close to the former, it does not qualify as an incitement in and of itself. For this reason, he should be placed under close surveillance by the security services, but allowed to continue in in his morally repugnant ways should he so desire. A position I took that came in for some criticism amongst my friends at the FSS, was that the child should be taken from the man and placed in the custody of the state. The reason for my stance stems solely from a consideration for the welfare of the child, and not some form of reflexive punishment for the man in question.

On the rights of children and parental freedom