CFI Gets Bangladeshi Blogger to Safety in Germany

A year ago, the Center for Inquiry set up the Freethought Emergency Fund in order to raise funds to help atheists in Muslim countries whose lives were in danger. One of those atheists, a Bangladeshi blogger named Shammi Haque, has escaped that country and has been granted asylum in Germany due to those efforts. … [Read more...]

Bangladeshi Officials Still Blaming Murder Victims

Officials from the government of Bangladesh continue to assert a completely repulsive false equivalence between writers and those who hack them to death on the streets of their country. This time it's the "home minister" of the country blaming the victims and showing how unseriously his government takes the problem. … [Read more...]

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Jerk of the Day

I'd like to make that the asshole of the day, but I'm not allowed to use profanity in headlines (obviously I can and do use naughty words in my posts). A tow truck driver in South Carolina left a handicapped woman sitting on the side of the road in her car after refusing to give her a tow because she had a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker. … [Read more...]

Brave Bangladeshi Bloggers Refuse to Be Silenced

I think it's very important that we work to get as many people who face death every day for daring to speak their minds out of their countries, but only if they want to go. The Telegraph interviews a Bangladeshi atheist who has watched his friends be hacked to death but is bravely refusing to leave or to shut up. … [Read more...]

Kerry Calls Bangladeshi Leader About (Some) Murders

John Kerry personally called Prime Minister Sheikih Hasina of Bangladesh about the murder of a USAID worker and an LGBT rights activist by Muslim extremists last week, demanding that the killers be tracked down. Which is a good thing, of course, but why didn't this happen after any of the six murders of atheist writers in the last year and a half? … [Read more...]

Two More People Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

And hot on the heels of an English professor being murdered by Muslim extremists for advocating atheist, two LGBT activists and writers have been hacked to death. Meanwhile, the Bangladeshi government sits on its thumbs and blames the victims. … [Read more...]

And Yet Another Murder in Bangladesh by Islamic Extremists

Another day, another person in Bangladesh hacked to death by Islamic militants for daring to say something they don't like. This time it's an English professor and ISIS says they're responsible and that they did it because the professor was "calling for atheism." … [Read more...]

Mauritania Sentences Blogger to Death for ‘Insulting the Prophet’

Add Mauritania, one of the most barbaric and oppressive nations on the planet, to the list of countries that will murder people for "insulting the prophet Muhammad." A court there has sentenced a blogger to death for daring to say that religion is often used to justify discrimination. … [Read more...]

Muslim Slams Bangladeshi Leader Over Atheist Murders

After six atheist writers have been murdered in Bangladesh, the prime minister of that country has made it quite clear that she doesn't really care and that she thinks they got what they deserved for daring to insult Islam. … [Read more...]

Philosophy Prof in Kuwait Faces Blasphemy Charges

A philosophy professor at a Kuwaiti university is being investigated for blasphemy after saying in a television interview that the Kuwaiti constitution should take precedence over the Quran and Islamic law. That's all it takes to get thrown in prison, or worse, in Kuwait and many other countries. … [Read more...]

Saudi Official Explains Why Atheism is Terrorism

A while back, Saudi Arabia began to classify the advocacy of atheism as being the same thing as committing terrorism. A reporter from Al Jazeera interviewed the Saudi UN Ambassador and asked him to defend this. The answer is every bit as ridiculous and fascist as one would expect. … [Read more...]

Barton Repeats Dominionist Roots of Christian Government School

Professional liar and fake historian David Barton is starting a school of government at Charis Bible College in Colorado and he has yet again stated that it will be based on Seven Mountains Dominionism, which teaches that Christians must take over every aspect of society, including the government, to create a theocracy. … [Read more...]