Joseph Weissman
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Joseph Weissman writes about a range of topics, often with a special focus on contemporary theological antisemitism. His work has featured in the mainstream media, and his writings are frequently discussed on online theology forums. He enjoys learning new languages and reading Latin American literature. He likes to wind down by playing the guitar.

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Michel Houellebecq's Novel Take on Religion and Secularism

(0) Comments | Posted 29 September 2015 | (14:15)

There is a certain unspoken complacency amongst many Westerners that all the gains we have made in science and liberty in the past few centuries have come about by liberating the Western man from Christianity, and the style of conservatism that it birthed. Unshackled from clerical binds, the logic goes...

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'Jihadi John' and the Wider Problem of Jihadist Ideology on British Campuses

(2) Comments | Posted 27 February 2015 | (08:56)

Since "Jihadi John" - real name Mohamed Emwazi - graduated in 2009 from the University of Westminster, the anti-extremism group Student Rights noted that the university's Islamic Society (ISOC) promoted several videos admiring Al Shabaab. Al Shabaab's dream is to establish An Islamic State: a caliphate ruled from their base...

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Is a Pakistani Death Sentence for 'Blasphemy' Being Encouraged From London?

(57) Comments | Posted 21 October 2014 | (17:19)

This week, a death sentence against a Christian woman for "blasphemy" in Pakistan was upheld by the Lahore High Court, who rejected her appeal. Sadly the road to her impending death appears go through London.

Six years ago, Asia Bibi went to fetch water from a well in...

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From Gaza to Iraq, the Media Must Report on Counter-Terrorism Consistently

(1) Comments | Posted 6 October 2014 | (16:10)

Listening to Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu speak about Islamist terror threats in Middle East, it is clear that the international community's determination to fight Islamic State (commonly known by its Arabic acronym "Daesh") essentially parallels Israel's determination to fight the Islamic Resistance Movement (commonly known by its Arabic acronym...

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Gore Vidal on 'Kipling Hero' Timothy McVeigh

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2012 | (22:40)

American essayist and writer Gore Vidal passed away recently. Much has been written in praise of the controversial and polemic author, widely admired for his wit and intellect.

The Oklahoma City bombing killed scores of people in 2001, and was conducted by Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh murdered 19 children under the...

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Vogue: Anna Wintour and Political Fashion

(1) Comments | Posted 1 August 2012 | (15:29)

In 2010, Syria was perceived by much of the Left, as a nice country helping the Palestinians, which is becoming modern, has an English connection, and is generally a great place. In 2011, people began to realise that Syria is actually quite nasty, because it has a murderous dictator who...

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Hillary Clinton Must Designate Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization

(1) Comments | Posted 12 June 2012 | (20:47)

According to the US State Department, Foreign Terrorist Organisations (FTOs) are:

foreign organizations that are designated by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended. FTO designations play a critical role in our fight against terrorism and are...
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The British Left and the PFLP

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2012 | (20:39)

For those seeking peace in the Middle East, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) would be an unlikely role model. Yet the Far Left in Britain has chosen to listen to a PFLP plane hijacker tell them about intifada and Palestine, this July, at the Marxism Festival.

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Holocaust Denier Receives Award at Iranian Film Festival

(1) Comments | Posted 13 February 2012 | (20:51)

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of attacking Israeli embassies in India and Georgia. Earlier this month, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei vowed to help "cut out the cancer" of Israel from the Middle East.

The Iranian government is zealous in its contempt for...

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Why Do Bell Pottinger lobbyists Work With Syria & Belarus Not Zimbabwe or Uzbekistan?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 December 2011 | (11:57)

David Cameron has predicted that the controversial lobbying industry may well cause the next scandal to affect Britain on a large scale.

The Independent discovered recently that staff from the lobby group Bell Pottinger were hoping to cut deals with the dictatorship in Uzbekistan.

Days later,...

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'Christ at the Checkpoint' Conference in Bethlehem Will Only Breed More Theological Extremism

(16) Comments | Posted 9 November 2011 | (22:00)

Theologians based in Bethlehem and in Britain are organising a conference for Christian leaders and theologians, entitled Christ at the Checkpoint. The conference aim is to:

"provide an opportunity for evangelical Christians who take the Bible seriously to prayerfully seek a proper awareness of issues...
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