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Lashings of mercy: Saudis quash poet’s death sentence

Lashings of mercy: Saudis quash poet’s death sentence

Ashraf Fayadh, above, the Palestinian poet who was sentenced to death last year in Saudi Arabia for ‘doubting the existence of God’, has had his sentence commuted to eight years in prison and 800 lashes. His death sentence for apostasy caused an international outcry with hundreds of writers, actors and artists appealing for his release. […]

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Islam takes slavery for granted

Islam takes slavery for granted

A few days ago Deutsche Welle started a story on women in Islam by introducing us to one generator of fatwas in Saudi Arabia: Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid [above] is not really that old. Nevertheless, despite being born to Palestinian refugees living in Syria in 1960, and having lived in Saudi Arabia since he was a […]

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From silly kid to cool sceptic dude

From silly kid to cool sceptic dude

ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) is an American brainwashing programme designed to turn children into biblical literalists, mindless little morons who are taught that if science contradicts the Bible in any way, science is in the wrong. It has infiltrated a great many countries, including the UK. Jonny Scaramanga was a victim of ACE, and – […]