Malala

Treating Malala’s injuries is not enough.  We need to defend freedom of speech and secularism.

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Rochdale, Free Speech, Bob Dylan

This post is another sweep-up of odds and ends.

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To Conway Hall For The CFI Blasphemy Conference

An ideal warm-up act to the rally for free expression on 11 February 2012.

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Rogue Satellites

Could a bunch of rebel amateurs put communication satellites into space to bring the guarantee of internet access to the galaxy?

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Banksy, Christmas, Christianity and Work

I liked this article on the BBC website about Banksy’s Cardinal Sin sculpture, which was “designed as a response to the child abuse scandal in the Catholic church”, and in particular I was fond of this comment from the artist:

“The statue?  I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity – the lies, the corruption, the abuse.”

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We Are Living Under an Islamic Inquisition

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I’m not a racist, I’m not an Islamophobe (whatever the hell that is) and I’m not a member or supporter of the BNP or the EDL or any of its offshoots. But I am deeply concerned when human beings can’t speak their mind or make a few gags due to the threat of violence.

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Dare Anyone Call Breivik a Martyr or Blame His Victims?

It’s high time acts of terrorism were unequivocally condemned and the actual perpetrators blamed for the violence they unleash. Makes a pleasant change to blaming everyone and everything else, including the victims.

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