Joseph Weissman

Joseph Weissman is a linguist and a writer

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.
Michel Houellebecq's Novel Take on Religion and

Michel Houellebecq's Novel Take on Religion and Secularism

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 that society will naturally become more and more wealthy, free and happy.
29/09/2015 15:45 BST
From Gaza to Iraq, the Media Must Report on Counter-Terrorism

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

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 "Hamas").
07/10/2014 10:58 BST
Gore Vidal on 'Kipling Hero' Timothy

Gore Vidal on 'Kipling Hero' Timothy McVeigh

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.
13/08/2012 11:49 BST
Hillary Clinton Must Designate Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist

Hillary Clinton Must Designate Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization

This week, the Boko Haram organisation has <a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/06/05/boko-haram-thanks-god-after-killing-12-in-nigeria-church-bombing/" target="_hplink">claimed responsibility</a> for a bombing in April, when a suicide bomber drove a car filled with explosives into a church congregation, murdering 12 people.
14/06/2012 09:10 BST
The British Left and the

The British Left and the PFLP

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.
22/05/2012 14:17 BST