Honor for the Afterlife

CNN reports that a 15-year-old Pakistani girl, after helping a neighbor and her boyfriend elope, was “dragged from her home, injected with sedatives, strangled, tied up in a van, and then burned”. The murder was ordered by a tribal council, called a “Jirga,” and it was carried out by members of said council. 14 people, including the victim’s mother, have been arrested. [Read more…]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, like his mentor Carl Sagan, doesn’t understand what ‘atheist’ means

When asked if he is an atheist, Tyson constantly compiles a quick word salad to avoid ever answering the question honestly. [Read more…]

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Abandoning religion is the first step to making the world a better place

Christopher Hitchens was 100 percent correct when he said, “religion poisons everything.” [Read more…]

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BREAKING: Bangladesh LGBT editor and activist hacked to death by Islamic terrorists

Two people, including an editor for Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine, have been hacked to death by religious extremists. [Read more…]

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Officials: U.S. may offer asylum to Bangladeshi atheists in wake of murders

The U.S. said Thursday it’s considering granting refuge to a select number of Bangladesh bloggers who face imminent danger for speaking out against radical Islam after militants killed another outspoken opponent of extremism. [Read more…]

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CFI demands that Bangladesh government take action after another atheist murdered

Najimuddin Samad is the first atheist killed this year, but sadly joins a long list of atheists slaughtered at the hands of Islamists in the region in the last few months. [Read more…]

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Studies on Anders Breivik only focus on his personal failures and ignore societal problems

A new study finds that researchers continuously ignore societal ills that could lead to mass terrorism when the terrorist isn’t Muslim. [Read more…]

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Donald Trump’s bizarre answer to whether he would use nukes against ISIS

The Washington Post asked Donald Trump if he would be willing to use nuclear weapons in the fight against ISIS. [Read more…]

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Women’s protection law found ‘un-Islamic’ by Pakistani religious body

A Pakistani law, The Women’s Protection Act, which would protect women in Pakistan from domestic, psychological and sexual violence, was ruled “un-Islamic” by a leading Pakistani religious body. [Read more…]

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Ethics journal offers insane compromise on female genital mutilation

A medical ethics journal has offered what it calls a compromise to FGM, yet it still results in women being controlled and mutilated for archaic cultural and religious practices. [Read more…]

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