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ISIS, Trolls, and the Language of Hate

ISIS, Trolls, and the Language of Hate

  • January 02, 2017
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In a powerful New Year’s video for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Kemal Pervanic, a Bosnian Muslim,  remembers how he ended up being interrogated and tortured in a concentration camp by his favourite teacher during the Yugoslav Wars.   Pervanic asks his viewers to learn the lessons of history, and bear in mind the possibility that such...

Why we should listen when the UN condemns the UK’s ‘extremist media’

  • April 25, 2015
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British tabloid editors have never struck me as a particularly reflective and thoughtful breed of humanity, so I doubt they will be plunged into a mood of remorseful self-analysis by the very strongly-worded suggestion from the United Nations High Commissioner Zeid Ra”ad Al Hussein that there is a connection between their skewed coverage of immigration...

The resistible rise of Katie Hopkins

  • April 19, 2015
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Ok, I know I shouldn’t write about Katie Hopkins.   I am aware that she is a self-seeking toxic sociopath who feeds on toxicity and says hateful things in order to get people to talk about her.     Her motives for doing this are so painfully transparent they hardly bear scrutiny: she wants to...

The EU’s Dystopian Borders

  • April 18, 2015
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Many people, including myself, have asked how many migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Europe is prepared to tolerate before it takes serious action to try and prevent them.   After the events of last week I think we have the answer.   It is now becoming horribly and disturbingly clear that there may in fact...

That Katie Hopkins thing that you do

  • November 20, 2014
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I wasn’t going to write about Katie Hopkins, because I generally think that she is one of those people better off left ignored.   Nevertheless I just can’t help myself, because there are some individuals, who no matter how repellent and inherently worthless in themselves, are symptomatic of certain wider social or political trends, and...

Leaving the Huffington Post

  • July 04, 2014
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Since 2011 I have posted 66 of my blog posts on the UK Huffington Post website.   It has been for me, an odd and often disconcerting experience, to find myself on the same website as Alistair Campbell, Cherie Blair, or the dreadful hatemonger/bigot Katie Hopkins, who HP has assidiously promoted, for reasons known only...

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