De Réckbléck vun der Woch [11/2017]

Heiansdo sinn Nouvellen zu Lëtzebuerg ze kleng fir ee ganzen Artikel driwwer ze schreiwen, dofir hei de Réckbléck vun dëser Woch. Wien d’lescht Woch verpasst huet, dee fënnt se hei. D’Versioun vun dëser Woch ass e bësse manner détailléiert well ech de Weekend bei der LibertyCon 2017, der Konferenz vu European Students for Libert zu […]

6 Non-“It’s Racism” Arguments to Reject Marine Le Pen

On the road to the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign is oddly similar to that of Donald Trump: confrontation with the media, nativism, and accusations of xenophobia. To avoid creating sympathy for the far-right candidate by throwing labels at her, let’s give substantive reasons to oppose her. Here are six reasons to […]

States Driven by Tradition, Actions Driven by Ideology

This article is a follow-up on the Liberty Faceoff from October 2016 for the European Students for Liberty blog. This piece will specifically answer the claims made by Daniil Gorbatenko in his position “There Is no Such Thing as Pure Islam That Should Be Feared”. The full version can be read here.

If It Sounds Illiberal, It’s Probably Illiberal

This article is part of a pro/con (called Liberty Faceoff) I did with Daniil Gorbatenko on the European Students for Liberty Blog. You can check out the entire post here. When I left the Catholic Church at the age of 16 (yes that’s a thing, it’s some paperwork though) I felt refreshed. I had never […]

France’s Awkward Relationship Towards Religion Mirrored In The Burkini-Debate

This article is a publication for the European Students for Liberty Blog, which regularly publishes liberty-related news stories. You can check out my articles on my blog profile here.  Two French municipalities banned the so called burkini this summer, a full-body swimwear worn by Muslim women for the purpose of following their faith. The fact that […]

Blasphemy Day: Your rights, use ’em or lose ’em

The 30th of September is International Blasphemy Day. Time for some god-hating, shall we? Blasphemy can be considered as serving no purpose what so ever: it insults people and their god, it’s dividing people instead of bringing them together in peaceful coexistence. So knowing that, what’s wrong with blasphemy laws? A lot. Listen to this […]

Should we ban the Burqa?

There are a lot of different points being made as to why we should ban the Burqa[1]. Here is why none of these arguments look appealing to me. Listen to the podcast

Pabeier ass gedëlleg, och wann Verfassung drop steet

Wéi ech héieren hunn dass d’Regierung an di grouss Glawensgemeinschaften een Accord fonnt hunn bei deem all Säiten ee Laachen am Gesiicht hunn an de Jean-Claude Hollerich zesumme mat verschidden Députéierte seet mir hätten elo eng “Trennung vu Kierch a Staat”, hunn ech gemierkt dass eppes net stëmme kann. Ech louch falsch, et stëmmt nämlech zimlech vill […]

Antiquitéiten

“Bis du bestuet bass gesäis de dat anescht.” Sou zimlech e Saz deen een seng Kandheet laang verfollegt. Donieft huet sech am Sujet Bestietnis anzweschend villes gedoen. Ab dem éischte Januar 2015 kënnen sech gläichgeschlechtlech Koppele matenee bestueden, an dat ass eng wonnerbar Saach! Et war eng absolut néideg Ännerung, awer just ënner der Prämiss […]

Kulturkampf

Die vergangenen besinnlichen Feiertage der christlichen Gemeinschaft scheinen aufs Gemüt der Geistlichen zu schlagen, so exklamiert Erzbischof Jean-Claude Hollerich im „Journal“ auf RTL zum Thema Werteunterricht: „Wann de Staat Wäerter vermëttelt, dann kommen mer an Zoustänn wéi d’Sovietunioun an sou weider.“