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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Tidied the house, re-assembled shelving in boiler-cupboard.
Lunch. Out for a walk at Noughton park with J. and E.
Read the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslim's
proposed definition of Islamophobia -
its conclusion are interesting: Islamophobia is rooted in
racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of
Muslimness or perceived Muslimness - followed by some rather
helpful (albeit sad examples) of the deepy noxious things that can
happen in our society.
The most encouraging bit is leaving room for intellectual debate,
discussion and so on of comparative religion, theology and practice.
So often 'phobia' definitions seem tailor made as pejoratives for
bigots to thoughtlessly cast at their intellectual opponents in
order to exclude them from respectful discussion & debate. Proxies
for a lazy way of not engaging with diverse viewpoints. Good to see
a more nuanced view here. Lets see if such positive nuance survives
into the hard sphere of politics. Also encouraging to see examples
used - I'm a fan of the clarifying effects of casuistic presentation -
something often sadly missing in our codes of conduct.
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