Why Am I Resisting Hate?

A very honest account from one of our members about their individual journey to Resisting Hate. Firstly, a confession. I used to be a casual Islamaphobe. I’d have voted yes to ban the hijab. I used to ‘like’ and ‘share’ Biffer memes – because I was ignorant. Because of the people I was friends with, […]

A Letter to Jayda From A Muslim RH Member

One of our Muslim membes writes an open letter to Jayda Fransen discussing matters of faith. Dear Jayda, I am proudly and unapologetically a Muslim. I’m no hate-driven, fear-injecting bigot like you and I am thankful for that. Unlike you, I actually love Jesus Christ, upon whom be peace.  Moreover, I genuinely follow his teachings […]

Resisting Hate – Our Beliefs and Values

As Resisting Hate have grown as a group and a community we have started to receive a lot more coverage. Some of this has been very positive, some not so positive and some downright libellous. But one thing it has shown us is that it is important to be transparent and  consistent with the messages […]

Learning From The Video Game ‘Assassin’s Creed’

It is true that we can learn a lot from the video game series Assassin’s Creed; we share many similarities with the series even if many do not know why, or are even unaware of it. Whilst we don’t and never will use violence, the characters depicted within the games do but for very different […]

Must Love Stop At The Borders?

Article by one of our members discussing the dangers of egotism Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President JFK, Pablo Casals was a Catalan cellist and composer. He recorded and conducted a wide range of pieces in his lifetime and became well known in particular for his interpretations of Johann Bach. However I personally […]

There Is No Such Thing as a ‘Happy Pill’

My hopes of unbiased reporting without a bigoted agenda are never high when reading an article on the Mail Online but I was even more annoyed than usual when reading their article on the subject of mental health published 29 December 2017. It is hard to say what irritated me the most – the use […]

Not All Opinions Are Equal

“All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” – Douglas Adams 2016 and 2017 brought with them a shift in attitudes toward the concept of ‘expertise’ on both sides of the Atlantic. In Britain, Justice Secretary Michael Gove (defending Brexit) […]

Why we do still need to ‘humanise’ Muslims

There was an interesting article published by Shaista Aziz yesterday in the Guardian posing the question: Why as a society do we need to humanise Muslims?  She asks what specific purpose this is intended to serve and suggests (with much eloquence) that the attempts to humanise Muslims create divisions within the Islamic community. Aziz explains […]

An A – Z of Terfs. Exploding some Transsexual myths

Kindly published with permission from the author Andie, a good friend to Resisting Hate. Her blog can be read here. Since joining Twitter two years ago, I’ve had to put up with all kinds of abuse from TERFs – Trans-Exclusionary so-called Feminists. So I thought I’d write an A-to-Z of the nonsense they repeat day […]

When is Enough Enough?

These days we see a lot of emphasis put on differences; celebrating them, not judging others based on them, and accepting them. But when are differences just insurmountable? Personally, I enjoy hearing opinions that differ from my own. I find it helps me to grow as a person to have other people’s opinions to compare […]

Twitter – The Promises, the Lies and the 18th December

Much has been written about the problems of hate speech on social media and the concern that high profile mainstream platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been hijacked by far right haters pushing an extremist agenda. Twitter in particular has acknowledged there is a problem relating to the use of its platform for organised […]

Why the Far Right are wrong about Sexual Assault Statistics

This is probably the toughest and most hard hitting article I have ever or ever will write. But it needs to be written. There is a lot of exposure within the media, not just over here in the UK, but also across the ocean in the USA regarding the inhuman crimes of rape, child grooming […]