Despite Iran’s Human Rights Situation, Please Support Normalizing Relations

Last night I brought you the news that an Iranian man was executed for insulting the Prophet Jonah. And a day before that I brought the news that an Iranian was convicted and sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Mohammad. This caused many people on Twitter and Facebook to notice, as they should, and [Read More...]

Iranian Executed for “Insulting the Prophet Jonah”

Only a few days ago an Iranian was sentenced to death for insulting the prophet Mohammad. That person is still alive, and hopefully will be saved, but an execution was carried out today for “crime” of blasphemy. Mohsen Amir Aslani, a prisoner of conscience, was executed today. His crimes include “heresy”, “reinterpreting the Qur’an”, and “insulting [Read More...]

He for She

It’s good that UN is trying to so something good for the world. There’s this worthwhile campaign and I think we all need to join it to make a statement. Emma Watson introduced this campaign at the UN. She’s so eloquent, so moving, and so persuasive. Listen to her: [Read more...]

Link Round-Up 9/19/2014

Story of the Week: Ayan Hirsi Ali was again the target of ex-Muslim silencing and censorship. Sadly, this time even the Yale Atheists joined the repressive forces. Yale University proved to be brave and didn’t censor her. You can read her talk here. Mohammad Syed and Anish Nair write why the statements made by Yale Muslims and [Read More...]

Iranian Sentenced to Death for Insulting Prophet Mohammad

Via the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: A blogger found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his postings on Facebook has been sentenced to death. An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the blogger, Soheil Arabi, will be able to appeal the decision until September 20, 2014. [Read More...]

“Happy” People Are Given Suspended Sentences

Do you remember that thing about people who reenacted the “Happy” video in Iran and then were arrested and Rouhani reacted against their arrest and they were released? Their trial is now over and their sentence is decided. [Read more...]

What Choice Is a Free Choice? And Why Religion Destroys the Freedom of Choice.

When we talk about freedom of choice we usually mean that in a legal sense, but we can argue that there are many layers and aspects to what makes a choice truly free, when we think about this concept in terms that are not legal. Freedom is a concept which takes different forms in different [Read More...]

Liberty Interviews Episode 4: Neil Carter

This is the third episode of hopefully many weekly interviews I plan to conduct on the subject of liberty from people with varying standpoints and views. Check out the previous episodes here. Neil is a high school Geometry teacher, a tutor, a swim coach, a writer, a father of five children, and a skeptic living in the [Read More...]

Give Me Your Answer

This is a thought experiment. I’m curious to know your answer, but please don’t try to “deconstruct” the experiment itself, to say it’s impossible or things like this. So please use your imagination and work within it. [Read more...]

Hire Alex Gabriel or Donate

Alex, my friend and colleague, is in financial crisis. If you need a designer or a text editor, make sure to hire him, he’s fantastic. He edited something for me and I really appreciated his work. He has quoted me in his article dealing with this. Here’s what I had to say: I have come [Read More...]