Tags: Freedom of Expression
Posted: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:21 by Terry Sanderson
It is estimated that throughout the Muslim world something like just ten to twenty thousand people have taken part in the rampages that have dominated the headlines for a week. Terry Sanderson says these few Islamist extremists must not lead us to to compromise our commitment to the values of democracy and freedom.
Posted: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:37 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that when it comes to freedom, prosperity and liberty, the men-who-live-in-palaces have got some serious questions to answer.
Posted: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:38 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson says Muslims who are protesting about the new BBC sitcom Citizen Khan should calm down. The sitcom, he argues, has the potential to do a big favour for Muslims in Britain if it is allowed to develop without every episode bringing a flood of complaints from those who take offense.
Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:41 by Robert C. Blitt
Associate Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, Robert C. Blitt explains why The US Department of State and numerous human rights organizations are premature in heralding the end of attempts to entrench an international norm prohibiting blasphemy at the United Nations
Posted: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:01 by Terry Sanderson
If you can't even say "hogwash" about religion, then isn't debate is restricted to the point of being impossible? With its decision this week to uphold a complaint against Jeremy Paxman, Terry Sanderson says the BBC Trust has pulled the noose about the neck of free speech a little tighter.
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:01 by Keith Porteous Wood
Keith Porteous Wood explains why no-one has the right not to be offended, and no-one is entitled to have their feelings protected.
Posted: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:51 by Anne Marie Waters
An overview of a talk given to a Religious Discrimination and Symbolism workshop. The issue of religious discrimination — including with regard to religious symbolism and expression — is very current, and very popular.
A message from Keith Porteous Wood of the National Secular Society and Simon Calvert of The Christian Institute
Posted: Wed, 23 May 2012 13:08
A week ago we launched Reform Section 5 with a press conference in the House of Commons. The reaction was exactly what we hoped for: within hours everyone was talking about how ridiculous it is to outlaw insults.
Posted: Mon, 14 May 2012 15:34 by National Secular Society
Christian blogger Archbishop Cranmer is under investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority after he reproduced an advertisement from the group "Coalition for Marriage" which is seeking to thwart the Government's plans to legalise same-sex marriage.
Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:03 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that concerns over 'islamophobia' means truth and fair comment is under attack.
Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:23 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on why he opposes the efforts of a humanist politician trying to prosecute a Catholic Bishop for hate speech.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:05 by Terry Sanderson
The conflation of religion with race, and Islam with Muslims, is becoming an insidious tool to blackmail and stop people questioning Islamists and their activities – aided by misguided liberals.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:08 by Ann Marie Waters
Ann Marie Waters' account of how her talk on sharia and human rights at Queen Mary College, London was cancelled at the last moment because of an Islamist who made serious threats against everyone there.