Real vs. Fake Democratic Revolutions: A Pictorial Representation

via The Daily Dish (whose Egypt coverage all-day, everyday is must read) and whatstherumpus.) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Global Peace Index Shows Least Religious Countries Among Most Peaceful, Highly Religious Countries Among The Least Peaceful

Canterbury Atheist points out that the world’s top ten peaceful nations on the 2010 Global Peace Index are among the world’s least religious nations. CORRECTION:  I should have written, among the world’s top ten peaceful nations are a high percentage of the world’s least religious countries, measured in terms of personal religiosity metrics (like reports [Read More...]

US Soldier Taunts Iraqi Kids On Video

He asks them if they perform certain gay sex acts and will grow up to be terrorists who plant IEDs: 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...]

Iraq Has Become The “Worst Place On Earth For Homosexuals”

Disgusting, deperssing, demoralizing, horrifying, enraging: Sitting on the floor, wearing traditional Islamic clothes and holding an old notebook, Abu Hamizi, 22, spends at least six hours a day searching internet chatrooms linked to gay websites. He is not looking for new friends, but for victims. “It is the easiest way to find those people who [Read More...]

The Religion Of Peace Murdering Gays In Iraq

Sickening: (via Atheist Media Blog) [Read more...]

Gay Rights and Persecution Around the World

Johann Hari celebrates the remarkable progress for gay rights, achieved through peaceful democratic pressure around the world in the 40 years since Stonewall.  But then he highlights some of the places where being gay means being murdered: Jamaica is Taliban Afghanistan for gay people. If caught, gays and lesbians face ten years’ hard labour – [Read More...]

Beginning of the End of Radical Islam?

The Washington Post reports: Election and polling results show a diminishing influence of radical Islam acroos the Middle East and other Muslim countries. Radical political parties are losing clout, support for suicide bombing and terrorist tactics is dropping, and the deteriorating situation in Iran mark the beginning of the end of radical Islam. Regardless of [Read More...]