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Cross-posted on the Corner: The #JeSuisCharlie message doesn’t appear to be getting through to some. The Global Post: A Swedish member of parliament reported a far-right leader to the police on Friday for alleged incitement to hatred over a comment … Continue reading

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Will Anything Change?

Cross-posted on the Corner. At the Financial Times, Europe editor Tony Barber’s initial response to the atrocity in Paris included this: Charlie Hebdo has a long record of mocking, baiting and needling French Muslims. If the magazine stops just short … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo

Cross-posted on the Corner. The revolting terrorist assault on Charlie Hebdo today is designed to intimidate for the future as much as to ‘punish’ for the past. And I suspect that it has, to some degree, been encouraged by opinion … Continue reading

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God and Guest Speaker at Yale

There’s much more about this over at NRO, but the response of some people at Yale to the invitation extended by the Buckley Program to Ayaan Hirsi Ali is worth noting here too. The Yale Daily News has some of … Continue reading

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“Nostalgia for the Absolute”

In the course of an article triggered by the bullying of climatologist Lennart Bengtsson, Mark Steyn digs up this extract from a tremendous “imaginary address” by Yale law professor Stephen Carter to America’s Class of 2014, currently so busy, as … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Monster Monstered

Huffington Post UK: A poster which replaced the image of God from the Sistine Chapel with a picture of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been removed after with a row with a London University. The South Bank University Atheism society … Continue reading

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Melancholy, Long, Withdrawing

More on the Maajid Nawaz affair, and specifically, a letter from Britain’s National Secular Society on the next step in Britain’s retreat from the open society: We are writing in response to a package presented by news correspondent Katie Razzall, … Continue reading

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‘A Modern Bedlam’

Cross-posted in the Corner. Writing in the Guardian, Nick Cohen, with more grim news about the state of multiculturalist Britain: Extremists are menacing the career and life of a Liberal Democrat politician and respectable society hardly considers these authentically scandalous … Continue reading

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Something Rotten…

Nick Cohen, writing in The Spectator: Firoozeh Bazrafkan is frightened of nothing. Five foot tall, 31 years old, and so thin you think a puff of wind could blow her away, she still has the courage to be a truly … Continue reading

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Teed Off

Cross-posted on Ricochet. The Tab reports: [The London School of Economics] has sparked a free speech row after banning atheist students from wearing t-shirts which depicted Jesus and the Prophet Mohammed. Two members of the uni’s atheist society were threatened … Continue reading

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