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A brave and honest Muslim punctures lazy and lethal dishonesty

With the hysteria over “Islamophobia” having got totally out of control following the New Zealand mosque massacre, here’s a brave and honest Muslim who is saying what so badly needs to be said. He also says almost word for word what I wrote here about the “cycle of retaliatory violence”. Here’s an extract, but do please read it all. The targeting of Muslims at prayer in Christchurch comes after nearly two decades during which Islamist atrocities have been a pervasive feature of news bulletins around the world. The massacre in New Zealand…

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frenzy Britain Culture wars Global conflict 

After the New Zealand mosque attacks, an Orwellian frenzy

It’s not often that I find myself in the same boat as Chelsea Clinton. At a vigil in New York for the 50 Muslims slaughtered by a gunman at two New Zealand mosques, Clinton was accused by students of being a cause of the massacre. The reason for this ludicrous charge was staggering. It was that she had criticized the antisemitic tweet by Rep. Ilhan Omar suggesting that Jews use their money to suborn American politicians in the interests of Israel. “Forty-nine people died because of the rhetoric you put…

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The New Zealand mosque attacks

The horrific terrorist attacks in New Zealand, in which at least 49 Muslims have been murdered after being gunned down at two Christchurch mosques, are appalling and frightening. One gunman, said to be an Australian who has been charged with murder, is reported to have written a manifesto ranting about “white genocide”, quoting Dylan Thomas and associating himself with recent white racist murderers, and declaring his aim to “create an atmosphere of fear” and to “incite violence” against Muslims. New Zealand police also reportedly defused “a number of IEDs (explosive…

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Brexit Britain Culture wars 

The British in the wilderness as Brexit crisis explodes

What in the name of heaven, you may well ask, is going on in Britain? Why is the Brexit issue causing a political nervous breakdown? And should any of this matter to anyone else? In answer to the last question, yes it should. The Brexit debacle has crucial lessons for the rest of the West, as well as for Israel and Diaspora Jews. Given the pace of unprecedented shocks at Westminster, by the time you read this the Brexit crisis may have veered off in yet another direction. At time…

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Dante's Divine Comedy; William Blake, 1757-1827 Britain Culture wars 

Female empowerment? No, just feminist revenge porn

The multi-talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is both writer and star of the hit TV series Fleabag, also developed and now produces the much-lauded TV drama Killing Eve, the second series of which is due to start next month. Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show at the weekend, Waller-Bridge was asked if she felt Killing Eve had escaped censure for being too violent because it was by and about women. She replied that, although it was important for viewers to be shown violence against women, people were “slightly exhausted” by…

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antisemitism Britain Culture wars USA 

How antisemitism became unleashed in the west

Why is antisemitism now out of control in the west? Jew-hatred, alas, is always with us. The most we can expect is that it is kept down by unequivocal social disapproval. What causes it to explode into an uncontrolled epidemic is the weakening of that powerful social stigma. After the Holocaust, the enormity of that crime was such that antisemitism went underground. Any such expressions that did occur were regarded as the province of cranks on the fringes of society who were accordingly shunned. What tells you the Jews are…

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Labour party antisemitism Britain Culture wars 

Why the Labour party cannot deal with its antisemitism

There can be no doubting the anguish felt by decent Labour party members over the terrible poison of antisemitism that has corrupted their cause. As Harold Wilson said in another era, Labour is a moral crusade or it is nothing. After the departure from the party of nine MPs, wholly or in part over the failure to deal with its antisemitism, deputy leader Tom Watson warned of a crisis over its soul. Those who, like Watson, are appalled but are staying put say they are fighting to rescue the party….

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Why Labour party antisemitism is a crisis for the world

At long last, the British government has proscribed Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Ministers previously banned only its military wing, pretending that Hezbollah also had a legitimate political function in the government of Lebanon. This week, however, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said it was no longer possible to distinguish between Hezbollah’s “already banned military wing and the political party.” About time. Hezbollah is a murderous proxy for the Iranian regime, through which it destabilizes and effectively controls the Lebanese government. It is responsible for numerous murderous attacks around the world…

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clownfish Britain Culture wars 

Ruthless cultural engineering in schools – by a Conservative government

A petition signed by more than 100,000 parents forced a Commons debate yesterday on the revised sex and relationships curriculum that will be compulsory in schools from September next year. As part of the changes outlined in new statutory guidance, primary school children will be taught to respect different types of families, relationships and sexual identities, including same-sex relationships and trans-gender. At secondary school, sex education will include lessons on female genital mutilation (FGM), sexting, online grooming, domestic violence and forced marriage as well as gay and transgender relationships. The…

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How truth and justice turned inside out – review of Guardian Angel

On the Conservative Woman site, Kathy Gyngell has written a super review of my memoir, Guardian Angel. My grateful thanks to her, and I reproduce it below. You can buy the book on Amazon here and here. Anyone wondering if they’d gone insane or lost their moral compass last week as they witnessed a terrorist bride transition from Jihadi poster girl into a Leftie victim pin-up in a few days, or couldn’t understand the frightening collapse of judgment over the new, exploited army of child climate activists – and Conservative…

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