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  • Unfortunately, for most of women in the Middle East, veils are not an "exciting development", but an imposition by an obscurantist ideology. After the Islamic State was defeated in Raqqa, Syria, many women took to the streets to take off their veils and were filmed burning them.

  • "The enemies of freedom are first recruited from the free societies, from some of the enlightened elites who deny the benefit of democratic rights to the rest of humanity, even to their own compatriots, if they have the misfortune to belong to another religion, to another ethnicity." — Pascal Bruckner, author.

  • Instead of embracing these veils, a true feminism should defend the rights and freedoms of all women. It should not be ideologically submissive to those who repress women.

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In 2017 we witnessed the rise of the terror amnesia industry – an informal but effective effort by the political class and opinion-forming set to shush serious discussion about terrorism; to tame strong emotions post-terror; to make people forget, in essence, the latest bloody destruction of their fellow citizens, or at least stop thinking about it. ‘Don’t look back…’

This Orwellian encouragement of forgetting, this cultivation of emotional passivity in response to radical Islam, this top-down demonisation of concern about Islamist terror as a species of ‘Islamophobia’, is the reason why even something as horrific as the Manchester attack, the targeting of our next generation, of girls, does not live in the collective memory in the way it ought to. The speed with which the Manchester horror evaporated from the national consciousness was one of the most disturbing political events in Britain in 2017.

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  • The practice of substituting political correctness for scholarship, namely educating the public in the West about actual the contents of Islam, has become so prevalent that it is undermining our ability to recognize, let alone rectify, any problems.

  • "Some prominent scientists and philosophers have stated openly that moral and political considerations should influence whether we accept or promulgate scientific theories... [M]isrepresenting findings in science to achieve desirable social goals will ultimately harm both science and society." — Nathan Cofnas, writing in the journal Foundations of Science.

  • Many people who need structure prefer every activity proscribed for them. In addition, many people with sadistic wishes might be lured by being given permission to act on these wishes; and not only that, but they are told that these acts are, indeed, obligatory and good, and that the person acting on them is, in the view of many Islamic tenets, heroic.

This is disturbing and unacceptable, especially the support of organisations supposedly dedicated to fighting poverty. A sign of a new fascism on the march again on the continent of Europe.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/09/2017
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Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, a former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and current Imam of the city’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, will visit Britain as part of a delegation organised by Pro-Palestinian group EuroPal, according to Jewish News Online.

An email sent to MPs announced the details of Sabri’s visit agenda and offered meetings in parliament with the group between Monday 11 and Friday 15 September.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/11/2017
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Ofsted has uncovered evidence of prejudiced teaching at Islamic schools but ministers continue to duck the problem.

See also: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/it-s-ok-to-beat-your-wife-says-islamic-school-book-vll3jdjw7

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
19/11/2017
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“Gangs ‘using TASERS on schoolgirl rape victims as Birmingham faces tsunami of child sexual exploitation,’” by Jeanette Oldham, Birmingham Mail, November 17, 2017:

BIRMINGHAM is facing a ‘tsunami of child sexual exploitation’ with reports that gang members are using TASERS on schoolgirl rape victims, a councillor claims.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/10/2017
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A “TOXIC” Islamic group slammed for its anti-Semitism is being allowed to hold a rally in Parliament — with two Labour MPs as speakers.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
09/10/2017
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The Home Office is attempting to censor a report which criticises the government’s failure to manage the impact of immigration, integrate minorities, and tackle radical Islam. The report by the government’s ‘integration tsar’ Dame Louise Casey has been ready for months, but publication has been delayed after Home Office officials expressed “concern” and “unhappiness” about its language and content, reports The Sunday Times. Ms.

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