A Baby Adds, Like, 15 Pounds…

In case you ever needed a dead giveaway that someone was an atheist:

(via Toothpaste for Dinner) [Read more...]

U.S. Religious Freedom Commission Once Again Champions the Rights of Atheists

In December, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) posted on its website an encouraging call for the decriminalization of atheism in countries where nonbelievers suffer persecution, and I blogged about it here. Happily, the commission has one-upped itself. [Read more...]

Alber Saber Talks to the Press: ‘They Picked a Good Moment to Target Me’

Egyptian atheist blogger and activist Alber Saber, recently convicted of blasphemy and now out on bail awaiting an appeal, gave an interview to Maggie Fick of the Associated Press. [Read more...]

Alber Saber Released on Bail, Appeal Date Set

A quick update on the situation facing Egyptian atheist blogger Alber Saber, who was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to three years in prison last week. [Read more...]

U.S. Religious Freedom Commission: Atheism is Not a ‘Criminal Act’

After the banging of heads all of us at CFI have done to get attention focused on Aan’s case, and now in the midst of our efforts to shine a spotlight on restrictions on free expression around the world (which includes CFI’s significant contribution to the new IHEU report on atheists’ persecution), this was a pleasant surprise to see — and straight from the body that advises the president and State Department on these matters, no less. [Read more...]


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