Latest Blog Post:Atheist solidarity
Oh sure. Of course. See a photo of people sending a message of solidarity to imprisoned atheists in majority-Muslim countries, a photo organized by Maryam Namazie, the founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and inspiration for Councils of Ex-Muslims elsewhere such as Morocco, France, North America.
In that photo we’re all holding messages we composed for the purpose. Mine said “WE ARE ATHEIST. WE ARE WITH YOU.”
See that, I say, and photoshop it for a rather different purpose.
That’s atheist solidarity for you. I’m sure the persecuted atheists in majority-Muslim countries are very grateful.… Read the rest
By Bill Cooke, November 9, 2013
So much of what is not understood is attributed to witchcraft and, not infrequently, whoever is identified as the witch ends up dying a horrible death.
By Bill Cooke, November 9, 2013
With no parents to look out for their interests, most orphans miss out on school altogether, and have no future to look forward to.
By Leo Igwe, October 13, 2013
The evangelical charade of the Redeemed Christian Church of God should not be taken to other countries. It has no place in an enlightened society.
By Leo Igwe, October 12, 2013
Pastor Adeboye is one of the pastors who openly used their sermons and preaching to rally public support for the anti same sex marriage bill which was recently passed by lawmakers in Nigeria.
By Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin, October 9, 2013
It was also very painfully perplexing discovering that my mother had been present at the court hearing, and had given consent to my incarceration.
By Adele Wilde-Blavatsky, July 26, 2013
If we actually started to recognise and acknowledge the gender element inherent in most crimes of violence, on an individual as well as societal level, then attitudes towards how girls and boys are being socialised by gender from an early age could start to be addressed.
By Leo Igwe, June 2, 2013
I just concluded a week long stay in Gnani ‘witch’ camp as part of my field work in the region. Gnani Tindan, as it is locally known, is one of those safe spaces where alleged witches and wizards fleeing persecution or execution can find refuge. Other ‘witch’camps exist in Kukuo, Gushegu, Nabule, Kpatinga and Gambaga. Witch camp is a traditional mechanism for containing and resolving witchcraft related crises in the region. In local communities, expelling an alleged witch or wizard is still currently observed as a traditional law and practice, as a measure to maintain social peace and order. One special feature of Gnani Tindan is that it has male refugees. Yes, it is a ‘witch’ camp with alleged wizards. … Read the rest
They were raised to carry the fundamentalist banner forward and redeem America, but now the Joshua Generation is rebelling.… Read the rest
Sara Khan on gender segregation and inequality
Segregation perpetuates discriminatory social norms and practices, shaping male attitudes about women and restricting the decisions and choices of women.… Read the rest
John Hawks on the new skull from Dmanisi
The essential claim: the shape variation among these four Dmanisi crania is approximately the same as the shape variation among all East African early Homo.… Read the rest
In Theresa May’s surreal world, feelings trump facts
This collective sense of honour and shame has for centuries confined our movement and freedom of choice, and restricted our autonomy.… Read the rest
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