Commentary

MasterCard is forcing the funding platform Patreon to drop author and anti-jihad activist Robert Spencer's account. What is extremely troubling - besides using the SPLC as a guide to hate - is the lack of explanation for what exactly Spencer did to get himself banned. It's like the East German Stasi, the secret police. There is zero transparency,...

Centralized control over speech by any organization inevitably leads to government censorship. The only way to protect freedom of speech on the internet is to decentralize the control of big tech companies. As long as Google, Facebook and Amazon can choke off freedom of speech at a moment's notice, it's not a question of whether speech on the...

The greatest threat to moderate Islam and its assimilation with democratic values are those people who, too fearful to make a stand against radical Islamists, ignore the pleas of pro-Western Muslims and instead choose to "engage" with the extremists. Real Islamophobes are those who abandon secular Muslims and turn a blind eye to the human rights...

Maajid Nawaz, ex-member of the terrorist organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir, gets to point out the notoriously high percentage of Muslim rape gangs, and he is a saint. Tommy repeats the figures, and he is the devil himself. What politics exactly are at play here? Maajid, as we all know, is the media's darling, and Tommy is the villain. It's like Batman...

The fact is that the British, and for that matter, the Yanks, have been expressing themselves freely for years, and no evil has come of it. Now impediments such as the Conservative Party code have crept into the public discourse, and unless we put an end to it the impediments will get worse. I say let free expression flower....

Last year, President Trump blamed "both sides" for the bedlam at the rally in Charlottesville to defend Confederate statues -- sending the media into a moral panic. According to the media, the entire Democratic Party and two-thirds of the Republican Party, only one side was to blame for the chaos and violence in Charlottesville last year. We were...

Naming the Jerusalem mosque Al-Aqsa was an attempt to say that the Dome of the Rock was the very spot from which Mohammed ascended to heaven, thus connecting Jerusalem to divine revelation in Islamic belief. The problem however, is that Mohammed died in the year 632, which was 73 years before the first construction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque was...

Cartoonist Finn Graff has been plying his trade at various newspapers since 1960. Asked if he would ever draw anything that might offend Muslims, Graff said no. He admitted that he feared the possible repercussions, but also insisted that his decision was based "as much on respect for [Muslims'] religious belief as on real fear." He has never drawn...

The founding NATO members originally came together in 1949 not only because they shared a "common threat" from the Soviet Union after World War II. They also joined forces because they shared cultural, political and economic goals -- and Judeo-Christian, humanistic values, all uniting factors and consistent with the values of NATO.

Maryam Namazie is a woman, an Iranian (and thus a "person of color"), an ex-Muslim, a feminist, and a campaigner for secularism and human rights. And yet apparently, she still hasn't collected enough oppression points to outbid theocratic fascist males, conversant in the hand-holding jargon currently fashionable on the Tumblr Left. It would be bad...