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Charlie Hebdo staff win top NSS award

Charlie Hebdo staff win top NSS award

The National Secular Society yesterday awarded the staff of Charlie Hebdo the annual Secularist of the Year prize for their courageous response to the terror attack on their Paris office. Just one week after the attack on January 7, 2015, in which 12 people were killed, the remaining staff of Charlie Hebdo published an edition […]

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Gita Sahgal was right

Gita Sahgal was right

Five years ago Gita Sahgal, head of the gender unit at Amnesty International, told the Amnesty bosses that it was a mistake to collaborate with Moazzem Begg, a mistake that would damage Amnesty’s reputation. The Sunday Times reported at the time:  Sahgal describes Begg as ‘Britain’s most famous supporter of the Taliban’. He has championed […]

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Is God Real?

Is God Real?

In 2010, the US-based website Circle of Moms published an anguished question from a woman who begged advice on how to put her 15-year-old – who ‘gave his heart to the Lord when he was four’, but later reclaimed it – back in the arms of Jesus. Over 90 moms responded, suggesting fervent prayer might […]