Freedom of speech. Soon a deniable memory: links 1 on Mach 18 – 2015

1. In Britain in 2015 you can be jailed for singing a song. Where’s the anger?

(I don’t have the words. So I will have to sing it instead)

Imagine living in a nation so authoritarian you could be locked up simply for singing a song that the authorities disapproved of. Well, if you’re one of spiked’s many UK-based readers, you don’t have to imagine it – you already live there. Last week in Glasgow, a man was sentenced to four months in jail for the crime of singing a state-decreed ‘offensive song’. Yes, that thing us Brits love to be sniffy about when it’s done by the Saudis or Putin – the cruel or unusual punishment of people just for saying something or singing something – is now being done right here in the UK, in the twenty-first century.

The man in question is Scott Lamont, a 24-year-old fan of Rangers FC, which draws most of its support from Scotland’s Protestant communities. It has an infamous rivalry with Glasgow’s other globally recognisable football team, Celtic FC, most of whose fans come from Scotland’s Catholic, Irish-tinged communities. On 1 February, when Rangers were playing Celtic at Hampden Park, Lamont sang one of the fanbase’s favourite songs as he walked along a street to the game. The song was ‘The Billy Boys’, an old sectarian loyalist ditty first sung by Glasgow’s razor gangs in the early twentieth century and later adopted by Rangers fans as a way of riling their Celtic rivals. The song starts ‘Hello, hello, we are the Billy Boys’, and contains the line ‘We’re up to our knees in Fenian blood’.

2. One of Vlad’s readers was kind enough to send in a translation of a comment left under an earlier post. It reads thusly:

Distinguishing between an ideology and its vectors is not pertinent. No muslims means no Islam, however comprehensive the knowledge that those not of the muslim faith might acquire about Islam or its followers.

If we admit that Islam is at war with the rest of the world, we must have enough intellectual rigour to acknowledge that muslims are also our enemies. Unless we do so, we are helpless.

We must of course distinguish between armed jihadists, peaceful apologists, terrorists and water-bearers.But we will have no chance of winning or to even just survive in an acceptable manner if we do not make it adamantly clear that muslims, and we mean all muslims, even and especially those who condemn extremism, are our enemies, our mortal enemies.

original text:
Alain Jean-Mairet says:

(Thank you N)

3. Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel

(This is worth the half hour to watch)

4. Qasem Exirifard: Iran university fires physics professor as his ‘feminine’ voice unsuitable

(Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. -Napoleon)

Dr Qasem Exirifard feminine voiceDr Qasem Exirifard lost his job after a university committed decided that his ‘feminine’ voice could lead to ridicule in the classroom(Facebook)

An Iranian physics professor has been fired after he was told that his “feminine” voice prevented him from communicating effectively with his university students.

Dr Qasem Exirifard, 40, was dismissed by the Khajeh Nasir Toosi university after the academic committee decided that his voice could lead to ridicule in the classroom, the Guardian reported, citing the Shargh newspaper.

“I was disqualified, why? Because I have a high-pitched voice, what they [the university] call a feminine voice,” Exirifard was quoted as saying. “They said I would not be qualified to communicate scientific contents to students because they said my voice was effeminate.”

5. Leftists/anarchists riot in Germany

6. Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victory

Thank you Shabnam, M., UK Pete, Buck, Richard and all who sent in material.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

13 Replies to “Freedom of speech. Soon a deniable memory: links 1 on Mach 18 – 2015”

  1. Its exactly 100 hundred years since the Sykes-Picot agrreement created the political boundaries of the Muslim world.

    The agreement is now out of date. I believe that we re-visist the ME, but this time not as nation builders but as nation creators.

    First priority is to create two or three Christian nations, along the Med sea. All to be offered EU and NATO membersip.

    This intervention will be termed as a Crusade, which we will deny, but in effect that is what it will be. Curiously, Pope Francis has stated that military intervention in the ME is the only way we can save Christians in the ME. Strangely, that was precisely the reason why the original Crusades took place.

    • Turkey would be a good place to begin. Lots of great archaeology that needs doing there. The Turks could go live in what’s left of Iraq.

      • I agree. Turkey was once a Christian country. NMow barely 0.1% of the population is Christian. I dont see why it shouldnt be once again. Constantinople is to the Orthodox church what Rome is to the Catholic church.

        Turkey is full of Greek, Roman, and Christian sites, and is really part pf the Western world. It surprises me that the Allies didnt throw the Turks out of Anatolia after the defeat of the Ottoman empire.

  2. 2. “Distinguishing between an ideology and its vectors is not pertinent. No muslims means no Islam, however comprehensive the knowledge that those not of the muslim faith might acquire about Islam or its followers.”

    When you try to stamp out an ideology by genocide, of all their rational and emotional varieties of aggressives and submissives and their inverted-inverted children convinced they were born that way; then as sure as Moses murdered all born again Golden Calf worshippers at the bottom of Mount Sinai there will be another infected St Paul watching who will rage against them until comprehensively converted. In other words, the Islamophobe becomes the Islamophile, as the homophobe eventually tries it and likes the cut of their pain-pleasure addiction.

    People enter Islam to be willingly chained because they are lost. ‘Accept me Allah because Life is rigged against me being successful.’ They don’t realize the society was rigged against the developing individual to give up that right and throw their lot with the Collective – like breaking in a steer by increasingly limiting its freedom. It should have suckered them into Communism as their Guide and Protector, as Roman slaves became Christian. Get rid of Muslims? Then who would work your abattoirs while Christians cleaned your toilet bowls? For these made so low and stupefied without ambition to hold their lottery tickets of hope.

    Once you see the Unholy Trinity sold as ‘goodness’ to trade and barter your soul for, then Islam is another traumatized human condition like all the others, a meme infection of depression, and not irradiated by fear and retribution, but healed.

    To get rid of Satan is not to mass arrest, incarcerate and deport to come back and fight you another day, but reveal him as the pretender in another person’s shoes. Socialists aren’t going to help in this.

    • perfect child wrote: To get rid of Satan is not to mass arrest, incarcerate and deport to come back and fight you another day, but reveal him as the pretender in another person’s shoes. Socialists aren’t going to help in this.

      Good point.

      There is a case though of a stick and carrot approach to education, when the individual is a prisoner of himself and his tribe.

      In the meantime, something has to be done to dissuade the headchoppers.

  3. The Class war protests/civil war have started in Germany, all of the socialist nations in the world are facing the same problem, they have run out of other peoples money to spend buying votes.

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