Often in our work, we’ll run into people who will complain that we are “against free speech” – and that therefore we should shut up. We find it curious that they don’t see the inconsistency in their claims. It is almost as if their desire to protect free speech is more of a desire to be allowed to say whatever they want and not be challenged on it.
Richard Dawkins tweeted a comparison between the Christian and the Muslim calls to prayer, the Church bells and the Adhan, calling one “nice” and the other “aggressive”. We felt this was more of an prejudiced view about Islam than a detailed auditory analysis. You can read the full article here.
Do you remember our article about Hungary’s propaganda like media? (If not, read it here) As soon as the election was over, reporting on migration suddenly stops. Could we interpret this as migration being used a propaganda tool?
Context: Maryam Pougetoux, the president of the students’ union at the Sorbonne, Paris, was the victim of an Islamophobic attack by politicians and media after she appeared on French TV in May 2018. The incident seemed to show that to some people Muslim women are in a tricky situation – they are either oppressed victims or cultural assassin villains, but doesn’t’ accommodate they never allow for the possibility that they are simply smart, opinionated, educated women.