Republican Bluster Decoded

Chris Matthews is spot on here: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Iran Bans Mullets

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Iranian Woman Sentenced To Stoning After Being Lashed 99 Times Until She “Confessed” Adultery

CNN reports: Ashtiani, 42, will be buried up to her chest, according to an Amnesty International report citing the Iranian penal code. The stones that will be hurled at her will be large enough to cause pain but not so large as to kill her immediately. Ashtiani, who is from the northern city of Tabriz, was [Read More...]

“The Law Of God Which Is Above Human Rights”

Any religion, or interpretation of a religion which takes the view that the law of God can be above human rights cannot be immune to violating human rights.  In this case, we have an Iranian cleric calling for unveiled women to be treated like criminals as though they were drug traffickers, robbers, or terrorists: Guardian [Read More...]

The McDonald’s Ad About Gays: Iranian Style

The original ad is here, Bill O’Reilly’s despicable reaction and my denunciation of it is here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Earthquakes Explained: Promiscuous Girls The Cause

We so often hear religion is not incompatible with science because “science can’t tell us everything”, with the implication being that religion can tell us what science cannot.  This must be one of those things we need religion to explain to us, not how earthquakes happen but why they happen and how we can prevent them! [Read More...]

Iranian Student Stands Up To Supreme Leader

Impressive courage: Mahmoud Vahidnia has received an outpouring of support from government opponents for the challenge – unprecedented in a country where insulting supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is a crime punishable by prison. The session began with a speech in which Khamenei told the students the “biggest crime” was to question the results of [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...]

Sex Change In Iran

Strangely, in a country with a government that outlaws homosexuality, transsexuals are allowed to change their sex.  A documentary on the subject: Thanks to The Daily Dish. [Read more...]