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Atheists’ gathering incurs the anger of authorities in Malaysia

Just days after the picture above was posted on the Atheist Republic Facebook page, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister in charge of religious affairs said he he had instructed the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department to investigate the local Atheist Republic chapter to see if any Muslims were involve According to this International Humanist and Ethical Union report, […]

‘Burqas on a bus’ photo sows panic among right-wing loons

A bunch of right-wing, xenophobic Norwegians were made to look like idiots when a picture of an empty bus was posted to their Facebook page, along with the question ‘what do people think about this?’ The Facebook group – Fedrelandet viktigst (roughly translated as ‘Fatherland first’) – reacted with horror to what they saw as […]

Worshipping an evil god

In Pakistan a village council ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl because her brother had allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl. “A jirga [village council] had ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment, as her brother had raped a 12-year-old,” police official Allah Baksh told AFP. He said the village council was approached […]

Muslim ‘surprised’ that wife-beating is illegal in Canada

An Iranian immigrant who systematically brutalised his wife, and was subsequently given a light prison sentence by a Canadian judge, has been sent back to jail by the Ontario Court of Appeal. According to this report, the man expressed surprise at his original trial that there were serious consequences in Canada for beating one’s wife. […]

Islamic thugs jailed thanks to actions of courageous Muslim

When Edris Nosrati, above, saw a gang of drunken thugs attack strangers in Liverpool for being ‘white non-Muslims’ he sprang into action, calling the police and wrestling one of the attackers to the ground. According to this report, the 35-year-old, originally from Iran, was one of several people targeted in March of last year by […]

Beer and no hijab: hypocrisy of modesty advocate exposed

Iranian state television presenter and actress Azadeh Namdari is facing accusations of hypocrisy on social media after a video emerged showing her drinking beer and not wearing her hijab while on holiday in Switzerland. According to the Independent, Namdari is known for her fierce insistence that Muslim women should wear the hijab. Hard-line conservative Iranian […]

Scientific study rejected in Turkey over evolution content

A cardiothoracic specialist at Turkey’s Marmara University Medical School has resigned from his position at the institution after he was told that a study he wrote contained too many references to evolution and would cause ‘problems’ it it were to be published. According to this report, the faculty management rejected Dr Mert Mercan’s paper which […]

Sweden mocked for bringing fun and laughter to refugees

Now and again I get sent links to reports published by far-right hate sites and I routinely bin them. However, today I was compelled to dig deeper into a Front Page report which mocked the Swedish authorities for wasting valuable resources by employing clowns to help integrate ‘mostly Muslim’ refugees. This, proclaimed writer Bruce Bawer, […]

Fire Brigades Union called out over heated Pride blog post

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is awaiting a response from the Fire Brigades Union to a letter it wrote after a member of the union said in a blog post that there should be no place at London Pride for the CEMB. After Lucy Masoud, above, treasurer of the Fire Brigades Union in […]

US radio station slammed for cancelling Dawkins event

A radio station in Berkeley, California, has pulled the plug on a talk scheduled to be given by Professor Richard Dawkins in August, much to the fury of free speech advocates. KPFA, organisers of the talk, said it had cancelled the event because of Dawkins’ “abusive” comments about Islam. A statement from KPFA said: We […]