Hope Not Hate: devoured by its own censorious logic

Campus censorship continues to eat itself. Nick Lowles, head of anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate, took to social media today to decry the fact that NUS Black Students is pushing to have him removed from an upcoming panel on anti-racism. All because, the little pillocks claim, he is ‘Islamophobic’.

Revolution eats its young‘Never mind all the work HOPE not hate [sic] has done challenging anti-Muslim hatred’, Lowles fumed in a Facebook post. ‘It seems that some ultra-left activists believe I’m Islamophobic because I have repeatedly spoken out against grooming and dared condemn Islamist extremism.’

Lowles dubbed the move ‘lunacy’, and, on the surface, it’s hard to disagree. Alongside the attempts to No Platform anti-Islamist campaigner Maryam Namazie, the call to ban Lowles speaks to the mania of the Islamophobia industry, which has been readily taken up by so-called campus radicals. In this blinkered worldview, any criticism of Islamism is taken as an act of mini-imperialism, an expression of racial hatred.

  • kkruger71

    The funny thing is these activists that end up getting caught up in their own nets never seem to see the error of their ways and continue on with the idea that speakers and ideas should be banned, just that they are the edge of speech that should be allowed.

  • Jay Currie

    So to be anti-racist you have to be pro, or at least, neutral child grooming.

    Good to know. I am going for the anti-Islam, anti rape option. Call me racist if you want… I’m OK with that given the alternative.

    • Exile1981

      I’m anti-rape, anti-pedophilia, anti-grooming, anti-violence against christians; so I guess that makes me anti-islam by default…….. actually being those things also seems to make me the antithesis of the NDP and liberal world view.

  • canminuteman

    Revolutions always eat their own. It’s time to sit back with some beer and popcorn and point and laugh at them.

  • roccolore

    Nick Lowles is a leftist who supports bans on critics of radical Islam.

  • WhiteRabbit3

    Political correctness is so multi-faceted and ever-shifting that even its most ardent adherents can’t keep up. No one wonder they get caught up in their own net.