Beware the Tolerance of the Tyrant

Apr 20, 2016 by

from Family Policy Alliance: The push to allow men access to women’s rest rooms, locker rooms and other public accommodations has reached a fever pitch. The launching point for such insanity? Tolerance. In her commentary, Kim Trobee takes a look at what drives the many to cave to the demands of the few....

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Leaflets calling for the slaughter of Ahmadi Muslims are found at mosque

Apr 12, 2016 by

From The Telegraph: A stack of leaflets calling for the killing of a sect of Muslims have been found at south London mosque, it was reported today. The flyers, uncovered in Stockwell Green mosque, are said to have labelled Ahmadi Muslims apostates, claiming they deserved to die if they refuse to convert to mainstream Islam. They call for those who refuse to convert to mainstream Islam within three days to face a death penalty A mosque trustee told the BBC he had never seen the leaflets before...

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Hope Not Hate: devoured by its own censorious logic

Feb 19, 2016 by

By Tom Slater, Spiked: Campus censorship continues to eat itself. Nick Lowles, head of anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate, took to social media today to decry the fact that NUS Black Students is pushing to have him removed from an upcoming panel on anti-racism. All because, the little pillocks claim, he is ‘Islamophobic’. ‘Never mind all the work HOPE not hate [sic] has done challenging anti-Muslim hatred’, Lowles fumed in a Facebook post. ‘It seems that some ultra-left activists believe I’m...

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“Shut Up, Bigot!”: The Intolerance of Tolerance

Aug 12, 2015 by

By Ben R Crenshaw, Public Discourse: Conservatives are called bigots because those who embrace the new sexual mores are beholden to the new tolerance as a plausibility structure. Postmodern liberals cannot comprehend the idea that one could simultaneously reject a belief and accept the person who holds it. America is in the midst of a raging national debate on issues surrounding sexuality and gender. If you dare to suggest that gender is determined by sex and is immutable, that same-sex sex...

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How liberalism became an intolerant dogma

Aug 9, 2015 by

By Damon Linker, The Week: At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman — who returns to a handful of cherished topics over and over again in his New York Times column — I want to revisit one of my hobby horses, which I most recently raised in mydiscussion of Hobby Lobby. My own cherished topic is this: Liberalism’s decline from a political philosophy of pluralism into a rigidly intolerant dogma. The decline is especially pronounced on a range of issues wrapped up with religion and sex. For...

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The ‘intolerance of intolerance’ is intolerant

Jul 11, 2015 by

From Christian Concern: Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has challenged the government’s approach to tackling “extremism”. Speaking on BBC1’s Sunday Morning Live programme, he observed: “When the Prime Minister says to be ‘intolerant of intolerance’ … that itself is intolerant … What we don’t want is a liberal totalitarianism.” He went on to say that, as a society, we are in danger of“bringing up children not to value free speech...

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