“Show some damn respect for people’s religous beliefs”: Piers Morgan and the osculation of Islam

Why Evolution Is True

Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, born 1982) is a shady character and almost certainly a bigot, though his rhetoric has tamed since he used to incite the masses against Muslims. (I’ve learned about him only recently.) He was head of the far-right English Defense League (EDL),  is now advisor and former UK leader of Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West). His main goal seems to be embodied in the Pegida acronym, but I’ve bridled at hearing his rants, and I think he’s not just anti-Islam, but anti-Muslim; that is, it seems that he wants to stop Muslim immigration into the UK. That’s bigotry. And I don’t really believe his claims that he despises Islam, not Muslims.  (See his comment in Part 2 of the video series below that all Muslims listening to his speech are complicit in the 7/7 attacks.) Robinson’s also been jailed several times for…

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  1. Iris Lowe

    The underlying assumption Morgan makes is that any critique of a religion is ‘lack of respect’. As the previous article you shared (about Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani being ignored at the committee hearing) showed, ignoring critiques can be equally disrespectful. IMHO engaging with someone on their views is the most respectful thing you can do. Why are religious views seen as somehow something that can only be declared and not discussed?

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