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"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear"

George Orwell

Jailing Tommy Robinson is a Direct Assault on Freedom of Expression

Foto: tommyrobinson.online

Many aspects of the Tommy Robinson case should cause all manner of alarm bells to sound.  There is very good reason to take interest in this case, for this can turn out to be the proverbial canary in the coal mine.

Je suis...

Kurt Westergaard, Lars Vilks og Lars Hedegaard i 2007. Foto: Steen R.

I have now been gradually vaccinated ad nauseam against all the unending crying, wringing of hands, agonized excuses and gushing demonstrations of regret, expressed every time threats from offended Muslims feelings rears up its ugly head: by Lars Løkke when he talks about "the rape of Islam". By torch-lit vigils. Of “Imagine”-singing people holding pencils aloft. Of all the Je Suis campaigns. It is a devoid-of-consequence, virtue-signaling attempt to “purchase indulgences” so to speak, and an excuse for not doing anything at all - and it most certainly will not make any potential terrorist wonder if our will to defend our values is so strong that he might as well pack up his weapons and crawl out of the truck.

Mark Steyn at "the Danish Mohammad Cartoon Crisis in retrospect" International Conference

Mark Steyn's speech at the 10th anniversary of the publication of the Muhammed drawings.

Peter Hitchens at the Free Press Society, January 2018

On Monday, January 8th, 2018, one of Britain's most prominent conservative debaters, Peter Hitchens, spoke at the Free Press Association.

Hamed Abdel-Samad at the Free Press Association, September 2016

The German-Egyptian writer Hamed Abdel-Samad, who currently works as a researcher at the Institute of Jewish History and Culture at the University of Munich, is the son of an orthodox imam.

Sir Roger Scruton receives the Sappho Prize 2016

Roger Scruton is probably England's most significant conservative philosopher who, for decades, insisted on voicing his opinion against the cultural radical opinion monopoly.