Mus’ab Hassan Yousuf, Son of Hamas Leader in the West Bank: The God of Islam Suffers from Split Personality; Muhammad – a False Prophet

A brave atheist friend born, raised, and still living in Morroco, who has himself received death threats from his local mosque, wants me to pass this on: There are two ways to deal with the ugly teachings espoused by Mohammed: (1) Gloss over Mohammed’s violent, authoritarian, anti-progressive, and intolerant views and try to persuade Muslims [Read More...]

Really, America?

Creation, a new film about Charles Darwin cannot get any US distributors because of fear of fundamentalist backlash: However, US distributors have resolutely passed on a film which will prove hugely divisive in a country where, according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of [Read More...]

Is The Koran Beyond Criticism Simply Because Muslims Exempt It From Criticism?

Author Sebastian Faulks recently made derogatory remarks about the Koran saying that it lacked an “ethical dimension” and that it did not stack up favorably to the Christian tradition (which is his own): “Jesus, unlike Muhammad, had interesting things to say. Muhammad had nothing to say to the world other than, ‘If you don’t believe [Read More...]

Religion As A Morally and Politically Ambivalent Force

Two weeks ago, I profiled various remarks from Jerry Coyne for the incisive way they challenged assumptions that (1) religion is indispensable for moral progress, (2) that religion is even on balance usually an aid to moral progress, and (3) that moral progress is even something observable over the course of history.  Coyne’s remarks were written [Read More...]

Jailtime For Singing The Koran

Religious authoritarianism strikes again: Mohsen Namjoo, a singer-songwriter who has been described as the “Iranian Bob Dylan”, has been sentenced to five years in prison for recording music that “dishonours” passages from the Qur’an. The sentencing was in absentia, as Namjoo lives in Vienna. The musician was convicted for “his unconventional singing” of the Muslim [Read More...]

Muslim Women’s Freedom To Marry

Thanks to the Atheist Media Blog Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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