Maybe it’s time to ban the veil

Niqab banLast week was a good week for Islam and the veil. As usual.

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Same sex marriage: same old prejudices

Marriage“We’re not homophobic”, say MPs who vote against legal equality for homosexuals despite gold-plated legal safeguards ensuring religious freedom.

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Careful what you pray for

PrayingThis is a glimpse of what might have been for Lilian Ladele and Gary McFarlane, the Christian martyrs whose claims of religious discrimination were recently dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights.

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Poor Ickle Peter Hitchens

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Peter isn’t a happy bunny. So what’s new?

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The ECtHR Decisions: More Thoughts, and “What If”

ECHR2This follows yesterday’s post where I discussed the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights concerning religious discrimination against four Christians in the UK. Here I explore things a bit further and also analyse the possible consequences of alternative judgements.

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Some Good News for Secularists

ECHRTwo bits of good news in twenty four hours.  It’s fun to be a secularist.

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The British Workplace is Accommodating Enough to Religion

Give Or Take Keys Showing Compromise***

This is a response to a piece in the Independent by Reyhana Patel on 21 December 2012, “The British workplace must become more accommodating to Muslim women”.

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Anne Atkins and Michael Portillo: fashionable nonsense

Freedom of conscience isn’t for everyone, and gender equality is a “fashion”.

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