Topic / Islam

Devout Michigan Muslim sues pizza company for $100-million

Mohamad Bazzi’s enormous claim for damages on the eve of Ramadan yesterday came after he was allegedly served pizza containing pork on two occasions by a branch of the fast food chain Little Caesars in Dearborn. According to this report, Bazzi’s lawyer, Majed Moughni, says that his client had been the victim of misrepresentation and […]

Islamists demand the removal of ALL statues in Bangladesh

In April this year a writ was filed with the High Court demanding removal of the statue of Greek goddesses from the Supreme Court premises. The reason given for the lawsuit was that the statue of Themis, the Greek goddess of Justice, was “unconstitutional” and “unIslamic”. The authorities, anxious to appease moronic Muslim zealots, began […]

Idiots of the week: Matt Archbold and Andy Burnham

Archbold, a Catholic commentator, and Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, qualify for this spot for observations made about atheism and Islam. Archbold, writing for the National Catholic Register at the weekend, boldly declared: Atheism is the Uncoolest Choice Ever, and I Can Prove It. Among this twerp’s “8 Reasons Christianity is Cooler than Atheism” is […]

Religion is fundamentally patriarchal and anti-woman

As US suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton once said: You may go over the world and you will find that every form of religion which has breathed upon this earth has degraded woman. In one Hadith, Mohammed, Islam’s prophet says: “I have left behind no fitnah more harmful to men, than women” (Al-Bukhari, Muslim). Hatred of […]

The Trump Effect: religious fervour engulfs armed forces

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), headed by Michael ‘Mikey’ Weinstein, above, is alleging that Donald Trump’s presidency has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelising and religious bigotry in the US armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a ‘national security threat’. According to this Newsweek report, the […]

Muslim Council of Britain chief condemns Manchester atrocity

In the wake of last night’s terrorist attack which killed 22, including children, and injured 59,  Harun Khan, above, General Secretary of  the Muslim Council of Britain said: May the perpetrators face the full weight of justice both in this life and the next. According to this report, at least 22 people, including children, were […]

Dagbladet’s anti-circumcision cartoon attacked by rabbi

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis, has called on Norwegian authorities to take action against Dagbladet, a Norwegian paper that published an anti-circumcision cartoon earlier this week. According to this report, he described the cartoon, which equates Jewish and Muslim supporters of non-medical circumcision with paedophiles, as “hate speech”. The cartoon […]

Celebrating apostasy and blasphemy in London in July

The Freethinker interviews Maryam Namazi and Marieme Helie Lucas ahead of the International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in the 21 Century scheduled to take place in London between July 22 and 24, 2017. Why organise an international conference on free conscience and expression? Maryam Namazie: Atheists and freethinkers are targeted by Islamists […]

Indonesian Governor jailed for blaspheming against Islam

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, above, better known by his nickname Ahok, has been handed a two-year jail sentence insulting Islam. According to the Guardian, the blasphemy charge related to Ahok’s use of a passage of the Koran during campaigning for his re-election to the post of Governor  of Jakarta in September, Hardline Islamist groups that this […]

UK PM criticised for holding a snap election during Ramadan

Some British Muslims aren’t happy that UK voters are being asked to go to the polls for a general election in the middle Ramadan, according to Rushanara Ali, above, Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in London. Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of not taking Muslim voters into account by calling for an […]