Taking The Myth – Secular Conference – July 2017

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) report from the Secular Conference in London. We talk: banning the face veil, women’s rights, security risks when publicly criticising Islam, Inna Shevchenko, western feminism, Islam’s Non Believers documentary, Islamic reform scepticisim, Maajid Nawaz and more! Watch the video version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOT22bhemJQ

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The Richard Dawkins KPFA Radio Ban Is Pure Hypocrisy

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Richard Dawkins was scheduled to appear on American radio, KPFA as part of an event to promote his new book. The radio station have now retracted that invitation and issued the following email to Richard Dawkins and ticket holders:

…KPFA has canceled our event with Richard Dawkins. We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t
know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam, so many people.
KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologize for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins views much earlier.

It was all fun and games when Richard Dawkins focussed his ire solely on Christianity. For the most part, the liberal applause was plentiful. After his publication of ‘The God Delusion’ in 2006, accolades followed and he practically became the face of atheism.

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Ep#99 – Graeme Wood – Encounters With The Islamic State

This week on The #GSPodcast author and journalist Graeme Wood (@Gcaw) joins me to talk about his book ‘The Way Of The Strangers’. We discuss the motivations and beliefs of those who support the “Islamic State”. We also touch on foreign policy, Islamic reform, meeting Anjem Choudary and the future of ISIS.

 

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There’s No Justification For Finsbury Park Terrorism

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When I first launched my Taking The Myth podcast as a companion piece to the regular interviews, the idea was to bring listeners a regular dose of sceptical discussion without an emphasis on religion. The odd deconstruction of homeopathic claims here, a debunking of a ‘ghost sighting’ there coupled with some reporting on scientific innovation.

I didn’t foresee just how intense Europe’s collision with fundamentalist Islam would become, and as a result the show has more or less become the ‘what horrible thing has been done in the name of Islam this week’ show. I make no apologies for being preoccupied with one of the most pressing issues of our time, but at the end of the latest episode released yesterday, I tentatively asked my co-host Iram what atrocities we could expect before our next opportunity to record, such is their depressing frequency. A podcast on Islamic extremism can unfortunately become out of date in the time it takes you to hit ‘release’.

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Taking The Myth – June Edition

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk: The General Election result, Tim Farron’s Christianity, The DUP, Tommy Robinson’s Manchester March, the attack on liberal Muslims, Taqiyya. London Attacks, terror conspiracies, 24 hours news. And much more! Plus, senior myth taking correspondent Ascotsman Abroad (@AScotsmanAbroad) returns to share his views on the election.

 

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Taking The Myth – May 2017 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about Iram’s new fundraiser, the Manchester terror attacks, Muhammed Ullah The BBC ‘plant’, Andy Burnham, The General election, ‘Three Girls’ TV Drama and, much much more including the ASLAN awards!

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