32 minutes | Jan 10, 2021

75 - Fred Martin - French Secularism (Laïcité) [Public Limited Version]

Erratum: The attack on Charlie Hebdo took place in 2015, not 2017 (I misspoke). References Fred’s open letter following Charlie Hebdo: In defence of Charlie Hebdo: https://samsholli.blog/2017/09/01/in-defence-of-charlie-hebdo-open-letter-to-an-american-friend/ Fred on the face coverings ban: The burqa ban: https://samsholli.blog/2017/09/02/the-burqa-ban-thoughts-and-clarifications/ Follow Fred on Twitter @fred_connection Further References La République en actes : discours et conférence de presse du Président depuis Les Mureaux. - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcIDKr9mJ7c Macron unveils anti-separatism bill aimed at promoting secularism - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuY7JQjhw9Q 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and the State - Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1905_French_law_on_the_Separation_of_the_Churches_and_the_State Hommage à Samuel Paty: le discours d'Emmanuel Macron en intégralité - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En5TVJGrC0U Unsurprisingly, Macron’s new anti-separatist law isn't fascist - The Post (unherd.com): https://unherd.com/thepost/unsurprisingly-macrons-new-anti-separatist-law-isnt-fascist/ Séparatisme: ce que contient la loi présentée ce mercredi en Conseil des ministres (lefigaro.fr): https://www.lefigaro.fr/politique/separatisme-ce-que-contient-la-loi-presentee-ce-mercredi-en-conseil-des-ministres-20201208 07 - Stephen Knight and Iram Ramzan by Two for Tea Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/twoforteapodcast/episode-007-stephen-knight-and-iram-ramzan Maajid Nawaz: On blasphemy – Quilliam (quilliaminternational.com): https://www.quilliaminternational.com/maajid-nawaz-on-blasphemy/ After Teacher’s Decapitation, France Unleashes a Broad Crackdown on ‘the Enemy Within’ - The New York Times (nytimes.com): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/19/world/europe/france-raids-teacher-beheading.html Shashi Tharoor, An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India (2016) Timestamps 7:23 The neutrality of public services, the origins of laïcité 10:32 French schools 16:41 Secular values 19:59 Has the French state failed young French Muslims? 27:37 What the Anglosaxon world gets wrong about French secularism 31:08 Free speech, freedom of religion, freedom from religion, self-censorship and blasphemy 56:17 Culture versus race, finding a balance between victim blaming and failure to take responsibility 01:02:54 Differences between the First Amendment and laïcité 01:11:58 Working with French Muslims
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