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Prominent atheist blogger butchered

Prominent atheist blogger butchered

Unidentified assailants with machetes yesterday hacked to death Avijit Roy, pictured above during a visit to Paris in 2012. According to this report, Roy’s writings showed him to be a fierce critic of Islamic fundamentalism and was frequently threatened. On Twitter, Roy called himself a “prominent defender of the free-thought movement” in Bangladesh. In December, […]

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No cringing!

No cringing!

Now that the nightmare in Copenhagen is over, the commentary is rolling in, and as always, some of it is enragingly eager to adopt the point of view of the murderous theocrats at the expense of their targets. Take the BBC’s Malcolm Brabant in Copenhagen for instance, summing up the day after a gunman shot […]

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Dialling God

Dialling God

A couple recently complained that they had been inundated by phone callers trying to contact God after a spoof article had given out a very similar number as that of the Deity. For a laugh I dialled the offending number. “Thank you for calling God,” said an automated voice. “Calls are monitored and may be […]