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The ABC refuses to sack Yassmin Abdel- Magied

After mounting public pressure, the ABC appears set to keep Yassmin Abdel- Magied working for its network. This should be viewed as unfortunate; given the inexplicable litany of falsehoods regarding Islam she recently spread on Q&A.

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Islam

“Free speech? You can’t handle free speech.”

“Free speech? You can’t handle free speech.”, The Spectator, February 17, 2016: Australia’s race commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is taking on an Orwellian mission this week, telling members of parliament they need to keep free speech restrictions in place to protect liberal values.

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Liberals

The free speech threat in the US

Glenn Reynolds writes: They told me if Donald Trump were elected, voices of dissent would be shut down by fascist mobs. And they were right! At the University of California, Berkeley campus, for example, gay conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos had to be evacuated, and his speech cancelled, because masked rioters beat people, smashed windows, and started…

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Donald Trump

Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

Source: The Local

The Der Spiegel cover image being used during a protest in Denver, Colorado, USA. Photo: DPA

German news magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy Saturday with a cover depicting US President Donald Trump holding the severed head of the Statue of Liberty in one hand and a bloodied knife in the other. 88 more words

Europe

Germany abolishes law that bans insulting foreign leaders

Decision comes days after Donald Trump’s inauguration and a year after prosecution of German comic who wrote crude poem about Turkish President

The Muslim Times

Pemra mutes Amir Liaquat Hussain – for hate mongering

By Dawood Rehman | Published on January 26, 2017 

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has banned TV anchor Amir Liaquat and his programme over hate speech, according to a notification. 67 more words

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