[Marxism] No tolerance for Islamophobia

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 21:19:41 MST 2015


The statement from ISO members dissenting form the position published in
their (Socialist Worker) paper says:
"We however, *do not* need to relinquish the right to challenge and in some
circumstances even work to BAN racism like *Charlie Hebdo*'s from being
published through legitimate means, such as political organizing and public
pressure. To us, organizing for laws protecting Muslims from hate speech
can and should be a part of a broader fight against Islamophobia. . ."

Yikes.

Calling for the French capitalist state to ban stuff in Charlie Hebdo is a
pretty awful position to take.

I didn't entirely agree with the ISO statement in their paper, but it was
miles and miles better than the critique.

Phil



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