Secularism

France’s Front National tries to exploit Charlie Hebdo attack

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Bill Holmes

The far right in France appear to see recent terrorist attacks as political currency to attack both the government and the EU on immigration.

The Front National has said the attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and an assault on a Jewish supermarket are the final proof that open borders and poor efforts to tackle immigration in France have led to an “enemy within”.

The far right in France see the recent terrorist attacks as an opportunity to attack both the government and the EU on immigration.

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A reply on Charlie Hebdo

Author: 

Omar Raii

This was written as a reply to a piece by Moses Trod, replying to my 8 January article about Charlie Hebdo: you can find both here. However it has much wider relevance to the British left.

Much of the criticism of the article like many modern accusations of being liberal or not sufficiently left-wing basically boils down to not decrying Western imperialism or the racist French bourgeois state enough for creating the problems of Islamism, as well as the neo-fascist far-right.

A reply to Moses Trod on Charlie Hebdo.

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Paris, and other atrocities

Author: 

Omar Raii
After the murder of 12 people at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, we are once again having to deal with questions of free speech, of Islamism, and reprisal attacks by the neo-fascist far-right.

After the murder of twelve people at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, we are once again having to deal with questions of free speech, of Islamism, and reprisal attacks by the neo-fascist far-right.

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A cheap shot from Ofsted

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A Tower Hamlets teacher

Ofsted has put seven schools in Tower Hamlets into special measures, saying that they have “not put in place steps to ensure that students, staff and governors understand the risks posed by extremism”.

Six of them are Islamic private schools, and one is a Church of England secondary foundation school.

The left should not defend the private faith schools which have been found to teach a very narrow curriculum, excluding the arts, and fail to challenge prejudiced attitudes towards women and people of different sexualities. Such schools should be abolished.

Ofsted has put seven schools in Tower Hamlets into special measures, saying that they have “not put in place steps to ensure that students, staff and governors understand the risks posed by extremism”.

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Priests Who Don't Believe in God? (1993)

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Sean Matgamna

"Must The Priest Believe?" — in God! — would, I thought, as my eye first flicked over the programme page, be a satire or a skit.

But no, it was a serious edition of Joan Bakewell's "Heart of the Matter", provoked by the case of a Church of England priest, Anthony Freeman, unfrocked for publishing a book explaining why he no longer believes in God.

There are quite a number of Church of England priests who do not believe in God....

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Must The Priest Believe in God?

Author: 

Sean Matgamna

"Must The Priest Believe?" — in God!
— would, I thought, as my eye first
flicked over the programme page, be a satire
or a skit.

There are quite a number of Church of England priests who do not believe in God....

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Must The Priest Believe in God?

Author: 

Sean Matgamna

"Must The Priest Believe?" — in God!
— would, I thought, as my eye first
flicked over the programme page, be a satire
or a skit.

There are quite a number of Church of England priests who do not believe in God....

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Must The Priest Believe in God?

Author: 

Sean Matgamna

"Must The Priest Believe?" — in God!
— would, I thought, as my eye first
flicked over the programme page, be a satire
or a skit.

There are quite a number of Church of England priests who do not believe in God....

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Must The Priest Believe in God?

Author: 

Sean Matgamna

"Must The Priest Believe?" — in God!
— would, I thought, as my eye first
flicked over the programme page, be a satire
or a skit.

There are quite a number of Church of England priests who do not believe in God....

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