Ep 15: 'Islamophobia' definition | Criticising infant circumcision
Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2019
Emma Park speaks to Stephen Evans, CEO of the NSS and Chris Sloggett, communications officer, about the NSS's opposition to a definition of 'Islamophobia' which was proposed by a parliamentary group in November 2018.
Chris and NSS campaigns officer Megan Manson also join Emma to discuss two recent rows relating to infant circumcision.
Megan highlights a court case in which a Nigerian Christian woman, Martina Obi-Uzom, was given a suspended sentence for having an infant boy circumcised without his mother's consent. And Chris discusses a speech by the chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, in which he asked secularists and Humanists to stop campaigning against faith schools and infant circumcision.
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A woman is convicted over circumcision. What happens next?, NSS blog by Megan Manson
The chief rabbi has made an anti-democratic attempt to shut down criticism, NSS blog by Chris Sloggett