Hate Speech

Why Is the University of London Welcoming a Hate Speaker?

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

Apparently, the University of London think it appropriate to grant their facilities to such a dubious organisation. If Senate House cared to do more research, they would also find out that the event they are sanctioning celebrates a well-known Holocaust revisionist...

Stories of Polish Gay Immigration in the UK

Pamela Sposito | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pamela Sposito

Homophobia in Poland is another major reason of Polish immigration to the UK. Who would have thought? In fact, gay Poles decide to book a one-way flight ticket to London to escape discrimination.

On Being Called A Nazi

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It was a revelation this month to discover that calling for tougher curbs on smoking, made me a Nazi. Strike that, it was a surprise when my (admittedly provocative) Huffington Post article received a slew of 'she's a Nazi' comments, when my twitter account was inundated with trolls, when I received hate E-mail...

Free-Speech Jihadis and Their Defence of Maajid Nawaz

Salman Butt | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Butt

Over the last few weeks I've noticed an uncanny resemblance between the caricature flag-burning, blasphemer-threatening, riotous Muslims in the Middle-East, and some (perhaps equally intelligent) so-called 'liberal' tweeters, commentators and presenters in the UK...

It's Time to Stick Our Necks Out for Maajid Nawaz and Freedom of Speech

Benedict Rogers | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Almost every day, among my friends, on the streets or tubes, or on television, I hear someone take the name of Jesus Christ in vain, turning his name into a swear word. I don't like it. I'd rather they didn't do it. But do I threaten to cut their heads off, or even stage an angry demonstration or organise a petition? Of course not.

The Spread of Religious Freedom Advocacy, and How to Improve It

David Griffiths | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
David Griffiths

There is much to praise about fresh commitments around the world to promoting FORB. I hope we will now see growing sophistication in how it is done - and if so, the Special Rapporteur comes recommended as an excellent resource.

Phone Cams and Hate Speech in Hong Kong

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

In Hong Kong, antagonisms toward mainland Chinese are at a fever pitch. From mass to digital media, political debate to everyday talk, ordinary people from mainland China are targets of intense yet also unthinking ridicule and criticism.

After Woolwich: Who Are Our Leaders Against Hate?

Stephen Shashoua | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen Shashoua

As with other horrible tragedies, when the glare of media has dissipated, the effects remain and are added to a long list of issues that we must confront. It will always be a challenge, but with the right kind of leadership the challenge will be easier to overcome.

Islamist Hate Preachers Blocked at East London University

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Peter G Tatchell

Students and staff should not be subjected to hate and menaces. Universities are supposed to be places of enlightenment, tolerance, liberalism and human rights. It is shocking the way many student Islamist societies are promoting hate preachers who are anti-Semitic, sexist, homophobic and who abuse fellow Muslims.

To Speak or Not to Speak: Would You Share a Panel With a Hate Preacher?

Tulip Siddiq | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
Tulip Siddiq

I started to ponder - where is the fine line between free speech and hate speech? Even if someone is allowed to say something, should I, through engaging with them, help to legitimise views I think damage the community I work hard to protect?

UCL, Malcolm Grant and One Directional Free Speech

Tom J Wilson | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics
Tom J Wilson

Having promised that UCL would ensure free speech for everyone, not just religious-extremists, Malcolm Grant's institution now prevents an advocate for democracy and Israel from speaking on its campus.

Freedom of Speech versus Hate Speech: Who is Facebook Protecting?

Suswati Basu | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Tech
Suswati Basu

It is hard to define whose freedom the government and large-scale enterprises seek to defend, but following recent Facebook events; it seems that sexi...