Month: February 2011

Civilizing the Muslims of London

Johann Hari just tweeted about his article, ‘Can We Talk About Muslim Homophobia Now?‘. I tweeted back, ‘@JohannHari What do you mean by ‘now’? This was echoed by Gary Younge who joined in with his tweet: ‘Johann It implies ‘we’ weren’t discussing muslim homophobia before. But…

‘This is the most fucked up conference I have ever been to.’

Read Mikki Stelder’s critique of the recent Sexual Nationalisms conference that took place at the University of Amsterdam.Although touted as an event critiquing homonationalism and gay imperialism, certain elements in the conference, in particular the racist outbursts of Dutch scholar Gert Hekma, appeared to recompound these…

Sarrazin event cancelled

Due to the hard work of campaigners across Europe, the event at which Thilo Sarrazin was due to speak at the LSE today has been cancelled. Congratulations to all those who made the effort to stop his vile message from having a hearing in London.

If this is ‘freedom of speech’…

The London School of Economics has seen it fit to invite Thilo Sarrazin to a debate tomorrow as part of this year’s ‘German Symposium’. Sarrazin recently made waves with his book, ‘Deutschland schafft sich ab’ (‘Germany does away with itself’), a rant on how Germany is…

Racists of Europe Unite!

So David Cameron has been given Marine Le Pen’s blessing. As the new head of the racist French party, the Front national, she says, It is exactly this type of statement that has barred us from public life [in France] for 30 years… I sense an…

David Cameron Jumps on the Bandwagon of anti-Multiculturalism

We need ‘a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and much more active, muscular liberalism.’ David Cameron has announced that the ‘doctrine of state multiculturalism’ has encouraged different cultures to live separate lives. He went on to say that, while we are quick…

EDL Appearance on Newsnight Exemplifies Postracialism

Excerpt published on the Muslim Council of Britain site Ours is a righteous cause,” says Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) of the English Defence League, “Alright, OK,” replies Jeremy Paxman, anchor of BBC2’s flagship news programme Newsnight, “A lot of people are worried, I believe you.…