Another Srebrenica

We may pretend that this could never happen here, but mass murder was thought out of the question in Srebrenica. The reality is that this can happen here, and it will happen here if we do not find a way of stopping the temperature rising. Already we have reached boiling point. All that is holding the old order in place is the democratic habit of a few generations, but this is eroding. It seems perfectly clear to me that we have reached a critical moment.

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Mark Meechan: Fighting for Free Speech in Scotland?

There is absolutely no question that this video is racist, and it can do nothing but put his motives for teaching his partner’s pug to give a Nazi salute and respond to “Gas the Jews” in a starker, uglier light. Mark Meechan comes across as an expert at doing himself no favours. On the one hand he is trying his best to convince a judge that his video was a joke and that he is a comedian, and then on the other he is making racist parodies and linking up with Tommy Robinson at Rebel Media to advocate freedom of speech. Yes, you read that right – Tommy Robinson.

Islamophobia and the War on Muslim Women

At every stage of this global crisis Muslim women, in one way or another, have been central to the framing of a wholly artificial clash of civilisations. Now in the United Kingdom, through the November festival of war, Muslim women are being targeted again; this time to both apologise for their faith and culture, and to demonstrate their allegiance to Britain by wearing the poppy hijab.