Jenny Taylor's blog

You cannot fight religion with atheism

Even England’s bishops voted for military action this week – in a motion that seemed wholesale in scope.  [See our report here.]

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Durie blogs: Love alone is not enough

WALID Aly is a well-known Australian media commentator.  This week on Channel Ten’s The Project he produced an impassioned and compelling speech about the Paris killings. This went viral, achieving 27 million views on social media within just a few days. That is more hits than there are people in Australia.

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End of the Megamosque?

It’s official.  The Tablighi Jamaat have been refused planning permission to build their huge mosque and Islamic training centre in London’s east end.

After two decades at least of prevarication and inertia on the part of the authorities and vexatious appeals and refusal to observe planning regulations of almost any kind by TJ, the news is welcome.

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