Egypt Arrests Satirist for Operating Website Without a License

Here's a rather creepy bit of totalitarianism. The Egyptian government has arrested a cartoonist and political satirist who has made fun of the government. This is not unusual in Egypt, which has arrested a great many critics. Their excuse this time? He was operating a website without a license. Seriously. … [Read more...]

Shoebat: Gays Rape and Murder Boys at Southern Decadence

Southern Decadence is an annual rave for gay people held in New Orleans, so naturally deranged Christian fascist Ted Shoebat wants them all killed. And he's justifying it by making up out of thin air the accusation that they regularly kidnap young boys and rape and kill them during the event. … [Read more...]

The Weirdly Catholic Shoebats

Longtime friend of the blog Richard Bartholomew takes a look at Walid and Theodore Shoebat, the fake "ex-terrorist" and his openly and admittedly fascist son. What really strikes me as odd about them is that they're Catholic. Usually their particular brand of theocratic totalitarianism is found in Protestant circles, especially among the hardcore Calvinists. Not so here. … [Read more...]

Russian Orthodox Leader Blames The Gay for ISIS

The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, who is a Christian totalitarian, says he understands why Muslims are joining the Muslim totalitarian and terrorist group ISIS. It's because of those damn gay people, who are getting all uppity in thinking that they're human beings with equal rights and not just convenient boogeymen for hateful assholes like him. … [Read more...]

More Violence from Hindu Fundamentalists

And we have yet another story of Hindu nationalist fundamentalists in India violently attacking people on nothing more than a rumor that they have beef to eat (not that it should matter if they do, of course). This time it was a couple on a train who were attacked because these violent extremists thought they had beef in the bag they were carrying. … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia to Murder Another Apostate

The fascist kingdom of Saudi Arabia is going to put to death -- murder, let's call it what it is -- yet another person for the mere act of leaving Islam. Apostasy is a capital crime in that totalitarian country and the poet Ashraf Fayadh is the latest to be given the death penalty for publishing “something that harms public order, religious values, public morals." … [Read more...]

IHEU Issues 2015 Freedom of Thought Report

The International Humanist and Ethical Union has issued its annual Freedom of Thought Report, which documents discrimination around the world against atheists, humanists and the non-religious. The report was made public on International Human Rights Day in Brussels, Amsterdam and Washington, DC. Unfortunately, it got little press attention in this country. … [Read more...]

Alabama Newspaper Slams Chief Justice Roy Moore

In the wake of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's reiterating of a year-old memo telling that state's probate judges that they must ignore the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell, the leading newspaper in Alabama is hammering him hard. But I think they misunderstand what motivates Moore in the process, inaccurately chalking it up as a need for attention: … [Read more...]

Shoebat Wants SWAT Teams to Shut Down Yoga Studios

Christian fascist and sociopath Theodore Shoebat is on a roll lately. Every day, it seems, he has a new prescription for the totalitarian theocracy he so loudly advocates. His latest declaration is that in order to establish a truly Christian civilization, which he believes Donald Trump will build if elected president, SWAT teams must raid and shut down yoga studios. … [Read more...]

Neo-Nazis Love Trump’s Ideas on Immigration, Muslims

I have several times described the policies Trump has begun to espouse as borrowed, quite literally, from Nazi Germany, primarily because, well, they are. But you don't have to take my word for it. You can ask some actual Nazis what they think about those recent proposals, and guess what you'll find? They are quite literally hailing him as a savior. … [Read more...]

Muslim Mob Destroys Factory Over Rumored Blasphemy

The situation in Pakistan just gets more horrifying by the day. A mob of Muslim reactionaries (like Hitchens, I try not to call them radicals because radicalism has a long history of positive reforms) attacked a factory in Jhelum because they'd heard a rumor that one of the employees had "desecrated" the Quran. The government has arrested dozens of people involved in the attack -- and the alleged "blasphemer," of course. … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia Threatens to Sue Over ISIS Comparisons

Apparently pulling a page from Donald Trump's playbook, Saudi Arabia is now threatening to sue anyone who compares their "justice" system to the extreme form of Sharia law practiced by ISIS in the territory they control. The threat was aimed at someone on Twitter, but they say they'll go after anyone who makes such a comparison. Okay, I'm game. Your legal system is, if anything, even worse than ISIS. … [Read more...]