In general, I continue to be very impressed by the Independent, who are acting like it and clearly enjoying it very much. Hear hear!
Tag Archives: freedom of religion
It may prove a strategic error for the Cambridge PD to have shown their collective asses right at the start of Blog Against Racism week. It practically guaranteed them the spotlight as “offenders of the week” at a time when thousands of honourable people were looking for a bigot to pillory. On the other hand, I didn’t even know it was IBARW until Jennie Rigg mentioned it: hat duly tipped.
Look! Over there!
Bizarrely, from the Daily Fail, comes good news for British moderate muslims. While arguing with idiots on the internet, of both the UK and US varieties, I’ve become accustomed to certain stock insults being thrown about. Formulas, oft repeated, are much easier than nuanced positions which modify to fit the facts. One of the ones often leveled at the moderate muslim community (apart from “There is no moderate muslim community”) is that if they existed, and cared, and were not tacit fascists, they’d be out in the streets protesting against or confronting the militants in their own community. Where are the moderate muslims shouting down Omar Bakri? Where are the muslim Britons defending our troops from the insults of extremists?
Today I shall be away from the keyboard doing my other other job; celebrating one of the four greater festivals of my religion with others who share my reverences. I haven’t written about Druidry here; I probably won’t all that much, as this effort is focussed on secular politics. But there are times when the two interact, and this is one of them.