Tag: FREEDOM OF SPEECH

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Police urge organisers to delay pro-Palestine march

The Metropolitan Police has asked for a Palestine march to be cancelled, while it considers banning the demonstration.

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Court rules insulting the Prophet ﷺ is not free speech

Austrian woman loses seven-year court battle as European Court of Human Rights rule that insulting Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is not excused by hiding behind the right to free speech

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Turkey prides about Palestine’s Ottoman Era amidst Israeli remarks

On Wednesday, Turkish parliament critically responded and condemned some Israeli statements made in reference to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a series of statements in response to Erdogan’s comments on Masjid Al-Aqsa. In a Tweet on the 25th of July at 11:31am,

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Europe’s Problem With Turkey

As if the Netherlands’ juvenile decision to bar Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu from entering the country were not enough of a slump of its boisterous championing of freedom of speech and democracy, it went on to expel Turkey’s Diplomat, Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya back to Germany, declaring the female

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How many extremists does it take to change a light bulb?

How many extremists does it take to change a light bulb? If the Home Secretary, Theresa May were asked for the punchline, she would struggle, not because she doesn’t possess a sense of humour, I’ve heard she has a cracking sense of humour, but because she isn’t able to clarify

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I was wrong; the government’s definition of ‘Extremism’ is genius

Reflections on yet another Counter-Extremism Strategy – Part 1 The government’s new Counter-Extremism Strategy released in a report yesterday has already provoked a barrage of criticism and ridicule. Again. As expected, numerous rational people have been criticising not only its paradoxical and draconian nature, but the increasingly embarrassing lack of

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“Extremism” Disruption Orders: Protecting freedom by removing it

Introduction That those who wish to do you harm lack the competence to carry out their wishes is something that you might pray for. Recently we have noticed an astonishing lack of sophistication among some neoconservative ideologues and politicians, as if a gift from Allāh (subhānahu wa ta’ālā), suggesting that

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Freedom of speech is an ideological construct

The recent events in Paris have engendered a series of questions relating to “freedom of speech” and the role of the Muslim communities in the West. Subsequently, the responses resonating across the Muslim world have failed to engage with the underlying assumptions which inform the debates. Notions of “freedom of