Obama Administration Supports UN Exceptions To Free Speech Protections In Cases Of Religious Speech

Upsetting: Around the world, free speech is being sacrificed on the altar of religion. Whether defined as hate speech, discrimination or simple blasphemy, governments are declaring unlimited free speech as the enemy of freedom of religion. This growing movement has reached the United Nations, where religiously conservative countries received a boost in their campaign to [Read More...]

Geert Wilders Arrives In UK

The story: From Wilders’s press conference: Here was Pat Condell’s response last winter when the UK banned Wilders from visiting: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

1,000 Lashes & 5 Years Jail For Bragging About Sexual Exploits On TV

From Saudia Arabia. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Personal Tales Of Iraqi Persecution Of Gays

As we’ve highlighted before, in Iraq gays are suffering intense persecution.  New York Magazine has an important 7 page piece.  Here are just some of the key portions: The eruption of violence in February appears to have been an unintended consequence of the country’s broader peace. In the wake of the surge in American troops [Read More...]

Maher And Dawkins During The AAI

Last night, Bill Maher received an award named for Richard Dawkins and before arriving at the awards show to accept the award, he was on TV live with Dawkins while the conference watched.  And, btw, in this video, Thomas Friedman has a remark that I think is one of the most insightful you’ll hear about [Read More...]

Pat Condell Vs. Clergy

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Judge This: Hitchens On Whether Islamist Jihad Is Justifiable Response To Western Imperialism

The question is morally challenging but I think Hitchens’s reply is compelling and impressive.  Your Thoughts? And for a bonus, to add more fuel to the fire of this topic, here is (a hilarious) Bill Maher on why our extremists are not as bad as Muslim ones: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Hate?

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Crumb’s Genesis

You can buy the book here. I had the chance to flip through it last night and it was spectacular. (via Culturebot) (via The New Yorker) (via Windows and Doors) See Blake Andrews’s site for more pictures of Crumb’s Genesis, contrasted with photos by Hin Chua for representing the Garden of Eden story. (via) Go to Boing [Read More...]


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