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One year on from the Manchester Arena atrocity

On 22nd May 2017, 22 people were brutally murdered at Manchester Arena. Below is an article I wrote on 24th May last year. I republish it as I believe it still has relevance today.

 

We need to fight much harder to extinguish this barbarous Islamist evil 

I am still very angry. It’s an anger that refuses to go away despite a good night’s sleep. I can’t get the image of Saffie-Rose Roussos, an eight year-old girl who had her life in front of her, out of my head. She had just enjoyed what was probably the best evening of her young life. She was allowed to stay up late and see her favourite singer at a pop concert. She would have been high as a kite with sheer exuberance. I can imagine her walking out of the auditorium thinking that life can’t get any better than this.

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Freedom of speech on campus under threat (again)

An Edinburgh University law student who posted a comment poking fun at ISIS, the terrorist group that wants to destroy the western world, is under investigation for an alleged 'hate crime' at Edinburgh University. 

No, this is not satire. It does though mark a new low in the ongoing battle for free speech at universities in the UK, writes Rory Broomfield. 

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