University College London said reports of segregation at the debate hosted by the Islamic Education and Research Academy on 9 March were worrying.… Read the rest
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Attendees were rather astonished to discover upon arrival that two doors had been set up, one strictly for females and the other for males.… Read the rest
We do not allow enforced segregation on any grounds at meetings held on campus.… Read the rest
The Islamic Education and Research Academy is an extreme Islamist organization, whose staff includes Islamist hate preachers such as Hamza Tzortzis and Yusuf Chambers.… Read the rest
The mob attacked the houses in the provincial capital following allegations of blasphemy against a Christian man.… Read the rest
The law’s backers say it will prevent mass school shootings.… Read the rest
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now a United Nations envoy for education, said the event would take place on Malala’s 16th birthday on 12 July.… Read the rest
For humanists, a funeral ceremony is not a rite of passage for the deceased. A funeral is a celebration of a life lived, a life which has ended.… Read the rest
There are plenty of ads and articles and talk show clips to remind us of how trivialized women were, and how exhilarating were what seem today like very modest steps.… Read the rest
The UN Relief and Works Agency said it had taken the decision after “discussions with the authorities in Gaza who have insisted that no women should participate.”… Read the rest
She was beaten by her father and locked up in a room with her hands, mouth and face bound for four days.… Read the rest
Michael Nugent documents the slyme pit’s way of talking about enemy women and asks a probing question.… Read the rest
He admitted his sexual conduct had “fallen beneath the standards expected of me” and asked forgiveness from those he had “offended.”… Read the rest
“Two years ago today, I opened my front door to see a SWAT team standing there.”… Read the rest
“It seemed completely obvious to me that the butt of the joke here is people who say such things about women.”… Read the rest
All 5 are students at North South University and all confessed to involvement, police say.… Read the rest
Adam Goodkin, of the Atheist Humanist Secularist Society at the university, which had planned to protest, said: “We’re firm believers in freedom of expression and free speech.”… Read the rest
“Measles is an illness that can kill, or leave patients with permanent complications including severe brain damage, and the only protection is two doses of the MMR vaccination.”… Read the rest
Labour is prepared to destroy the hopes of all those who want to use the freedom of the web to argue and publish without fear of disproportionate punishment.… Read the rest
Enda Kenny apologized on Tuesday for the “national shame” of forcing thousands of women to work without pay at the Catholic Church’s notorious Magdalene Laundries.… Read the rest