Taking The Myth – July 2020 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. They cover: wearing masks, Robin DiAngelo’s ‘White Fragility’, banning junk food ads, the obesity crisis, potential plans to remove references to Islam from reports of terrorism, man jailed for assaulting Owen Jones, Shamima Begum winning her appeal to return to the UK, China’s oppression of Uyghur Muslims and we answer your questions.

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BOOK REVIEW: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

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I make a habit of reading books and articles that I expect to find disagreeable. This serves to test my convictions as I bounce them off opposing views and discover whether or not they survive the collisions. Moreover, the willingness to seek out alternate views invariably teaches you something that you did not know. In fact, sometimes you actually learn that your understanding of the issue was completely wrong altogether.

The fact that Robin DiAngelo’s ‘White Fragility’ did not manage to be informative or useful on any level is an achievement in and of itself. I’ve never encountered a book so intellectually vapid as to make me worry that reading it may have actually subtracted some knowledge.

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Ep#159 – Macer Gifford – Fighting Evil

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight welcomes the return of anti-ISIS activist and former YPG soldier Macer Gifford. Macer is also the author of ‘Fighting Evil: The Ordinary Man who went to War Against ISIS’. They discuss intervention, security concerns, the YPG, Islamic extremism, foreign policy, the Iraq invasion, the Prevent Strategy, multiculturalism, PTSD and much more.

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Taking The Myth – June 2020 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. They cover: the easing of the Lockdown, the murder of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter protests, police brutality, statue toppling, healthy diets, suicides described as ‘lynchings’, the ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ incident, the terrorist attack in Reading, the stabbings in Glasgow, de-funding the BBC and answering listener questions.

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