by Sean Gabb
(13th September 2016)
This brief essay on the relationship between Islam and violence is inspired by and expands on a comment left earlier today by Keir Martland on the Libertarian Alliance Blog. I will not presume to call it an expression of his own view – though I suspect it largely is. But it does express a view I have held for many years, a view that I feel is worth repeating as often as it becomes relevant. Continue reading
By ilana mercer
Programed as they are in feminist myth-making, journalists, young and old, often ask incredulously, “Why would western girls travel to join ISIS fighters?” “ISIS men don’t believe in equality between the sexes.”
At heart, neither do women. Not when hormones rage. Continue reading
I suppose I should say something about all this Islamic terrorism. The problem is that I have already said it several times. So here is a speech I gave early in 2015.
The worst Libertarian Party Presidential ticket in history is at it again. This time, infamous globalist gun-grabber and LP Vice Presidential candidate Bill Weld is doubling-down on mass surveillance and the federal police state to supposedly solve the problems of mass shootings and radical Islam.
A Jun. 13 Washington Post article elaborates on Weld’s decisively anti-libertarian sentiments:
Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts now running as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for vice president, called today for a 1,000-agent task force to combat Islamic State adherents in the United States, and for a tip line where Muslims could inform on radicalism.
“Let’s face it: The United States is under attack right now by ISIS and ISIS copycats,” Weld said. “They have a deep pool to pull from. There are over 3 million Muslims in the United States — maybe Mr. Trump will want to deport them all, but the better approach is to work with the community.”
By D. J. Webb
[The image above charts the percentage of New York Times articles containing a word.]
I’m wondering, with the gradual re-emergence of nationalism in European-descended countries, whether we could soon see “peak racism”. Don’t forget that the liberals previously lavished concern on the working class, and then lost interest in them. It’s not beyond possibility that they are growing tired of the ethnic minorities.
Think about it. Any real contact with ethnic communities suffices to disprove much of the “cultural relativist” assumptions. Do liberals really like Muslims? One suspects that they are privately repelled by cultures where honour killings, throwing acid in women’s faces, beheadings for apostasy and the like have widespread support across the Muslim world.
Chris R. Tame (1949-2006) was for many years the face of British libertarianism. Tame discovered Ayn Rand’s work when he was seventeen and quickly became a libertarian. Having been involved with established organisations such as the Society for Individual Freedom and the Institute for Economic Affairs, and dismayed by the lack of an explicitly libertarian organisation in the UK, he and a few others broke away to found what was later to become the Libertarian Alliance, of which he was the first director. His activism also involved a highly successful period as director of the smokers’ rights organisation, FOREST. He died of bone cancer on 20th March 2006. Continue reading
(Neil’s Note: I was preparing an essay in response to the recent atrocities in Paris, when I realized that almost 10 years ago – in April 2006, to be precise – I had written a screed on the subject of Islamic terrorism. So I got it out, and decided that despite its age, it might be of interest to the denizens of this forum; if only to give a sense of how far the issue is stuck in a mental morass of plus ça change.) Continue reading