Opinion

Islam, Ex-Muslim, Apostate, Apostasy,

The Token Ex-Muslim

“There are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice.” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel Taking the Plunge and Living Authentically  I consider myself a lucky ex-Muslim. When I came out to my family about my apostasy, I did not face violence or hatred. I was not ostracised. Certain family members …

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offensive, offended, political correctness,

‘I Find That Offensive!’ – The Reasons Behind Millennial Outrage

In her pithy, ebullient addition to Biteback Publishing’s Provocations series, Claire Fox makes a rousing appeal to Generation Snowflake to throw off their bubble wrap and embrace the liberating responsibilities of adult life. To those of us born before 1980, it is mind-boggling that the age-old wisdom Fox dispenses in …

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interpretation, religion, text,

“Interpretation!” Is Not an Acceptable Reply to Criticism of Religious Texts

Religion, its role in society, its importance and the liberties it is accorded are in the news again. Particularly when it comes to matters of social equality, the argument that a given religion or ideology is fundamentally skewed against socio-cultural progress meets with swift denial and the insistence that religious import depends on interpretation. This …

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