Trailer Released For Louis Theroux’s Scientology Documentary


I adore Louis Theroux documentaries. If you’re yet to acquaint yourself with his work I can’t recommend it enough. His two stints with the Westboro Baptist Church may be of particular interest to you. You can find them on Netflix in the UK.

I find it frustrating when documentary film makers aren’t necessarily interested in discovering what makes their subjects tick, but rather committed to showcasing and convincing of their own biases instead.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Has Been Permanently Banned From Twitter


It seems after a succession of suspensions, conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos has been permanently banned from Twitter.

I’m probably a million miles away from Milo Yiannopoulos’s politics and rhetoric. He’s not actually someone whose output I follow or go out of my way to keep an eye on. His chosen role of provocateur has amused me on occasion but has also had me scratching my head on others. However, that’s irrelevant given free speech is also there for the opinions of people you don’t agree with. In fact, it can never truly be ‘free’ otherwise.

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Disturbing New Claims About The Bataclan Massacre Emerge


This one is to be filed firmly under ‘unconfirmed’, but I think it’s important to ask questions and consider the evidence. The following details may be upsetting for some, caution advised.

The new claims are these: during the Bataclan massacre in France where 130 concert goers were killed, hostages were also tortured in the most egregious ways imaginable. A report by Louise Mensch in HEATSTREET  which was later picked up by The Daily Express claims people were disembowelled, decapitated, women were stabbed in the genitals, an eye was removed and at least one man has his genitals stuffed in his mouth after castration.

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Taking The Myth – 15 July 2016 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) and Iram Ramzan (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about dogs and Islam, religious privilege in the workplace, Brexit, The Chilcot report, the Iraq war, Saudi Arabia, illegal Jewish schools, terror in Istanbul, Bangladesh and Medina, Sharia courts in the UK, arranged marriages, Dean Obeidallah, Nathan Lean, Mehdi Hasan and The ASLAN Awards!

We will also be joined by senior myth-taking Correspondent, A Scotsman Abroad (@AscotsmanAbroad).

This episode was recorded before the terror attack in Nice

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Black Lives Matter And Unpopular Views


I’ve watched with dismay and horror at the well-publicised shootings by (and of) the police in America. I’ve also been incredibly sceptical and suspicious of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement based on some of the rhetoric and tactics that I’ve seen (mandatory ‘not all BLM supporters’ disclaimer).

I’m also disappointed this issue hasn’t received greater scrutiny and attention from prominent ‘skeptics’ and ‘skeptic groups’. This is understandable however when you consider the toxic swamp this discussion has become.

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