Flashback

Fashionable nonsense has been with us since the time that prehistoric man first transcribed Of Grammatology on to the walls of the Lascaux caves. Here we cast an eye back at some historical highlights.


Free Speech and its Postmodern Adversaries *

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The theoretical stimuli for multiculturalism owe something to theories about “difference”… Read the rest



Theocracy in America *

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Catholic bishop tells a Representative what to do.… Read the rest



The Pennsylvania Taliban *

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Punish girls for taking pictures of each other semi-naked, do nothing about boys who distribute the pictures.… Read the rest



The Tragic Human Cost of Political Idiocy and AIDS Pseudoscience *

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The desperate consequences of delusional thinking about medicine…when the deluded are the people running the country.… Read the rest



Sierra Leone: women journalists kidnapped by pro-FGM group *

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The group regarded their questions and comments as a sign of disrespect for their traditions.… Read the rest



Stepping Stones Nigeria on Child Witches *

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An increasing number of children in the Niger Delta are being forced to the streets and trafficked as a result of a deeply held belief in child “witches”… Read the rest



Frontline’s ‘Prisoners of Silence’ *

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Double-blind testing show it’s the ‘facilitator’ who is typing.… Read the rest



NOVA Talks to John Mack *

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In case after case after case, I’ve been impressed with the sincerity with which people tell their stories, the power of feelings connected with this.… Read the rest



Nepotistic succession in the political class *

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Nepotism diminishes the role of merit and the need for democratic persuasion in how elected leaders are chosen.… Read the rest



FGM group kidnaps female journalists *

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The female kidnappers accused the journalists of insulting their traditions by criticising the practice. … Read the rest



IHEU on superstition and witchcraft in Africa *

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Attacks on witches, persecution and killings still take place. Most of the victims are women and children.… Read the rest



Being a new atheist means not saying you’re sorry *

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It seems as if in order to be a ‘good’ atheist one has to feel bad about not believing in god.… Read the rest



The Skeptic’s dictionary on alien abductions *

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John Mack claimed that he could think of no better explanation for his patient’s abduction stories than that they were true.… Read the rest



IHEU against OIC censorship at the UN *

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EU will not accept that the notion of defamation of religion be integrated into the framework of human rights… Read the rest



Journalists in shock after abduction by FGM group *

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Head of group said the women were taken into “our custody because they spoke unfavourably on radio against FGM”… Read the rest



Controversy over Tariq Ramadan *

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Ramadan, integration advisor for Rotterdam council and a guest professor at the city’s Erasmus university, is under fire for presenting a weekly talk show on the Iranian channel Press TV.… Read the rest



Communal justice in Bolivia *

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Cases include death sentences for women accused of adultery and the beating, stoning, hanging, and burning of an elected official accused of corruption.… Read the rest



Alaina Podmorow in action, age 11. *

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Canadian government matches funds raised by Little Women For Little Women in Afghanistan.… Read the rest



IHEU and CFI defend the rights of women *

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IHEU also attacked the culture of censorship that now prevails in the UN HRC.… Read the rest



Afghan women protest law despite bullies screaming ‘whores!’ *

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One provision makes it illegal for a woman to refuse to “make herself up” or “dress up” if that is what her husband wants.… Read the rest