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Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

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Alan H
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Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

#1 Postby Alan H » January 17th, 2018, 11:09 pm

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Re: Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

#2 Postby animist » January 18th, 2018, 12:03 pm

crazy and disgusting. I graduated mainly in philosophy but I would not call Plato a humanist, I really would not know what he was - and the reason is that he predated what we call humanism by many centuries! There really needs to be some pressure on the twats responsible, and I hope that we all join in

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Re: Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

#3 Postby Alan H » January 18th, 2018, 12:41 pm

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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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Re: Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

#4 Postby animist » January 18th, 2018, 2:05 pm

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Re: Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

#5 Postby Compassionist » January 18th, 2018, 6:01 pm

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Re: Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

#6 Postby Tetenterre » January 19th, 2018, 10:33 am

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Re: Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

#7 Postby Alan H » January 22nd, 2018, 2:09 pm

The Home Office is deporting an atheist because he doesn't know about Plato
An ex-Muslim asylum-seeker with a British partner is to be deported back to Pakistan because he couldn't name Aristotle or Plato.

Hamza sought asylum in the UK after coming here as a student. As an ex-Muslim 'apostate' and humanist he faces violence and persecution in his home country of Pakistan. He has received death threats from family members and apostasy remains a crime punishable by death. Last year a student in Pakistan was murdered by a mob after referring to himself online as a humanist.

So you'd expect that any claim for asylum would be carefully and compassionately considered in a country that values religious freedom. Instead, Hamza was put through a baffling series of questions, including on his knowledge of classical philosophers.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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