Latest Blog Post:Guest post: A fistful of cash in one hand and the leash of the university administration in the other
The school where I did my masters slipped in my mind when they caved to the demand of a donor that they censor an art exhibit. Students being told their art couldn’t be hung because it offended someone who walked through the building with their nose in the air, holding a fistful of cash in one hand and the leash of the university administration in the other. What lessons do those students learn? They learn that they will need to conform to a lifeless, commercial art if they want the chance to be seen, to work in the field they love.
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By Leo Igwe, September 6, 2016 Vulnerable members of the African migrant communities in the UK, particularly children, are at risk of being tortured and murdered by relatives who accuse them of witchcraft.
By Leo Igwe, August 11, 2016 By subsidizing the pilgrimages of Christians and Muslims, the state has invariably adopted Islam and Christianity as state religions.
By Leo Igwe, July 23, 2016 Accusations of witchcraft are wreaking havoc in the lives of people across the region, among the educated and the non-educated, in families and communities, in rural and urban areas even as we are meeting here today.
By Bruce Gorton, July 8, 2016 Bullets should not be deployed against someone armed with Skittles.
By Leo Igwe, July 6, 2016 African youths are socialized in ways that do not allow them to think outside religious boxes. They grow up caged and mentally trapped in the cave of dogma, ignorance and superstition.
By Leo Igwe, July 3, 2016 In Nigeria, presidents from the two main religions seem to be taking turns in giving a religious character to statehouse activities.
By Leo Igwe, June 17, 2016 "The main drive for my unbelief was the bible itself. I found it to be misogynist, racist, homophobic and backward."
Haredi women are the breadwinners, but don’t talk to them about feminism.… Read the rest
India: prominent scholar murdered
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IS beheads antiquities scholar in Palmyra
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Bangladesh: atheist blogger hacked to death
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Alabama senator says slavery was good for black people
The bible says slavery is ok and the Southern slave plantations were fabulous for the slaves says State Senator Charles Davidson.… Read the rest
Saudi cleric tells women to wear one-eye niqab
Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.… Read the rest
Tarek Fatah on death threats over free speech
The celebrated and controversial Canadian author Irshad Manji received the first “Mansoor Hallaj Freedom of Speech Award” by the Muslim Canadian Congress.… Read the rest