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Free Gaza. From Sharia? Of course not.

In Jamie Walden on September 24, 2011 at 2:38 am

Jamie Walden argues that Turkey lacks the moral authority required to be condemning Israel. Read the rest of this entry »

The Faith of the Faithless

In Conor Campbell on March 18, 2011 at 11:13 am

Conor Campbell was intrigued by a debate on BBC’s ‘The Big Questions’ last week. He even missed the Sunday Supplement for it. What was the debate on? What was Conor’s response? Read the rest of this entry »

A Nation Stooped in Fear?

In Isabelle Finn on January 13, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Izzy Finn argues for the need of an investigation into the supposed ‘trend’ of grooming by some members of Pakistani communities.

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English Defence League: The Irony of Idiocy

In Jamie Barclay on November 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm

By Jamie Barclay. Read the rest of this entry »

The Catholic church are the greatest PR men in history

In Alex Gabriel on September 17, 2010 at 8:41 am

Alex Gabriel is responding to Ann Widdecombe’s piece in The Guardian, which argued that PR in the Vatican was poor. Read the rest of this entry »

America’s “Us and Them” Mentality towards Islam

In Uncategorized on September 13, 2010 at 11:23 am

Recent anti-Islam protest at Ground Zero

Nine years on, is America Islamophobic? Was it ever? Charlie Mole finds out.

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Ideas are Fireproof. A Qur’an is only paper.

In Alex Gabriel on September 13, 2010 at 11:11 am

Do not worry about the likes of Terry Jones, says Alex Gabriel. It only makes things worse. Read the rest of this entry »

Middle East Peace: Talks to resume with aim to ‘resolve all final status issues within one year’

In Dan Owens on August 22, 2010 at 11:06 am

By Daniel Owens

Standing at her podium from the State Department in Washington DC, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that Israeli-Palestinian Peace talks would resume in September after years of political stalemate. Read the rest of this entry »

Strong Democracies Tolerate what they Disapprove of

In Aaron Frazer on August 11, 2010 at 9:33 am

By Aaron Frazer

A strange and dangerous spectre is haunting Europe. It is the tyranny of idiocy. The dominance of the moronic. The rule of the prejudiced and cretinous.  In the three countries incumbent governments have spearheaded high profile campaigns to ban the Burqa. Nicholas Sarkozy claims ‘It is a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement’ whilst his interior minister claims ‘We are an old country anchored in a certain idea of how to live together. A full veil which completely hides the face is an attack on those values, which for us are so fundamental’. Read the rest of this entry »

Secularism is about politics, not religion

In Alex Gabriel on August 11, 2010 at 9:04 am

By Alex Gabriel

Writing this Sunday on the Pope’s official visit come autumn, Graeme Morrison  got one thing right. There are those who’ll be found on the picket lines this September who feel totally, utterly and constitutionally opposed to religion; those, in his words, who would like to see Catholicism in particular wiped out. Much debate can be made about that stance, either by those who hold it or reject it, and yet my colleague makes one fatal mistake in his article: by absolutely no stretch of the imagination is this what’s meant by secularism. Read the rest of this entry »