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Eagles of Death Metal: Inside The Bataclan

Aaron Vallely | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Vice have released a sincerely gut-wrenching interview with The Eagles of Death Metal, the Rock'n'Roll band that played the November 13 show at the ...

In the Fight Against Islamic Extremism, Moderate Muslims Are Our Best Allies

David Amess | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
David Amess

I remember almost a year ago, the enormous crowds that came together all across France, to rally against extremism. This rally showed everything that ...

Paris Attacks: France Intensify Intervention On Islamic State

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sophia Hyatt

If any region is familiar with the debilitating effects of political corruption, it's the Middle East. And the notion of a 'power-vacuum' is central, in a struggle to come to terms with the recent bloodshed in Paris.

Charlie Hebdo's First Cover Since The Paris Attacks Really Sticks One To ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has responded to the Paris terror attacks in typically controversial style. The magazine’s core of staff...

Let's Get One Thing Straight, The Victims of Terror Are NEVER to Blame

Alan Grant | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

The role of the journalist/polemicist is often misrepresented as to only report facts; this is especially true of the former. This terrible limitation...

Terrorism Has No Religion

Jess Readett | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

I'm tired of people confusing Muslims with Islamic extremists either through their own ignorance, laziness or prejudice. I'm tired of people saying we need to get 'them' out of our country, as though the actions of a minority represent the views of so many other innocent people just like you and me.

At Least 127 Dead After Shootout And Suicide Attacks In Paris

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

The death toll from the wave of Paris terror attacks stands at 127, French President Francois Hollande confirmed on Saturday as he said Islamic State ...

Lessons From Across the Channel: Putting Protest at the Heart of Democracy

Matty Edwards | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

Throughout modern British history, mass demonstrations and protests have often been demonised and depicted as the work of trouble-makers, hooligans and extremists. It was the same old story last week as 10,000 students descended on London to protest against tuition fees and the abolition of maintenance grants, which led to the arrest of 12 protestors.

Russian Leaders Accuse Charlie Hebdo Of 'Blasphemy' Over Crash Cartoons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

Charlie Hebdo has sparked ire in the east after two cartoons were published in Wednesday’s edition satirising last weekend’s MetroJet plane crash ...

It Is Not the Job of Student Unions to Police Student Thoughts

David Browne | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The banning of No Offence at Freshers' Fair (and let's not pretend that this doesn't put it at considerable disadvantage in terms of distributing it and exposing those who wish to read it to the ideas therein) ironically is the perfect showcase for the need for its existence.

We Must Reject the Demand to Try Charlie Hebdo, and the Narrative That Spawned It

David Browne | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Last week, Charlie Hebdo magazine contained cartoons featuring Aylan Kurdi's death. The cartoons mocked the atmosphere which had preceded, and indeed ...

Fox News Scolded By Ofcom Over 'Muslim-Only' Birmingham Gaffe

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

A Fox News programme which aired comments claiming that Birmingham was a Muslim-only city and Paris had no-go zones operating under Sharia Law has bee...

Charlie Hebdo's Take On Aylan Kurdi's Death Kicks Off New Freedom Of Speech Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains some images readers may find distressing. French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has reportedly published its own c...

I Came Here an Immigrant - I'm an Expat Now! (Or, Why Foreigners Are Better Placed to Live the British Dream Than You)

Shihab S Joi | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Shihab S Joi

There's no such thing as the British Dream, of course. Once you've ruled the world only to lose the lot, there's not really anywhere to go from there,...

'Draw the Line Here' Mocks the Men in Masks

Robert Sharp | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Robert Sharp

Perhaps the most pleasing aspect to this book, therefore, is that the contributors have used their own freedom of expression to defend the free speech rights of others. It is a positive and creative response to a moment of destruction, and should give us cause for hope.

Two Killed At 'Draw Muhammad' Contest

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK

Two gunmen were killed after opening fire on a security officer outside a contest to draw the Muslim prophet Muhammad. The men drove up to the Curt...

Charlie Hebdo and PEN: When Free Speech Is Cheaper Than a Gala Dinner for Some

John Sargeant | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

The arrogance of those staying away is breathtaking. PEN exists to speak out for writers who are persecuted and threatened. As Salman Rushdie said, he hopes no one ever goes after the writers staying away. Still, it is easier to piss on dead cartoonists than to stand up to ISIS who crucify and behead.

Charlie Hebdo Deserves the PEN Honour and Why the Critics are Wrong

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

What the liberal-left is practicing here is a worse form of Islamophobia - the fear of offending Muslim extremists. And White writers assuming that all Muslims get offended by Hebdo's cartoons - as if there are no secular, sober and sane individuals and political movements in the so-called Muslim world - is also a form of racism.

Selective Empathy: You Were Charlie... Why You Are Not Garissa

Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado

Lack of empathy, as history has repeatedly shown, is the breeding ground of every atrocity and indifference.

If Debate Is Silenced We Risk More Violence in the Name of Religion

Thomas Hughes | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
Thomas Hughes

States must do more than simply say the right things at the UN; agreeing to Resolution 16/18 is one thing, but the test will be whether it is followed up with action to protect freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief for all people.

Satire in 2015: Any Room for Outsiders?

Katy Gregory | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katy Gregory

Freedom of speech, that most elusive subject. Lately it has been a very contentious topic. The murders of Charlie Hebdo journalists, as well as other...

Five Rules on Satire

Jacob Turner | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Jacob Turner

These rules aren't instructions on how to be funny. They certainly won't stop anyone taking offence. These rules are, however, a statement of what I hope is a reasonably clear moral position which preserves the right to criticise and caricature in such a way that the ideals of a liberal society are still upheld.

My Speech in Copenhagen Was Interrupted by Kalashnikov: Liberals Have to Win This Fight!

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

People like cartoonist of Charlie Hebdo, Raif Badawi and many others of us become targets. They are too visible amongst others who prefer not to publish cartoons, not to speak, not to write, not to protest.

Hidden Camera Shows Jewish Reporter Intimidated In Paris Suburbs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK

A hidden camera exposed the rampant anti-Semitism of the Parisian suburbs after it tracked a journalist strolling around the city wearing a yarmulke f...

The Multicultural Inquisition of Our Times

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

The great political truth of our time is this - Islamism is a problem by itself and there are progressives from various Muslim communities across the world waging a life-or-death struggle against it. It cannot be excused or explained away by blaming Western imperialism.