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May 02, 2017
Apologise? No way!
A FEW months back I was appointed by Round Town News, a weekly newspaper on...
April 27, 2017
Last Saturday, April 22, people around the world took part in the March for Science...
April 17, 2017
So, which religion is right?
Eighty-four percent of the world’s population (5.8 billion out of 6.9 billion in 2010) are...
March 29, 2017
Not much wisdom
There’s this idea that even if you’re not a believer and you don’t see Holy...
March 12, 2017
Marginalising religious minorities harms society
Between a rock and a jihad place If a secular and pluralistic society wishes to...
March 07, 2017
Fuck modesty for International Women's Day on March 8!
Wherever Islamism gains power and influence, it comes for women first. And it's always a...
March 01, 2017
Doors slamming shut in the US
Trump’s war on free everything is raging right along over here. (I apologize for his...
February 26, 2017
O Hitchens, where art thou?
Bill Maher’s lazy comparison between Milo Yiannopoulos and Christopher Hitchens shows just how much we...
February 19, 2017
Common humanity should be at the core of our politics
I was born in Iran; I am a migrant, a refugee. But I am not...
February 01, 2017
A Clash of the Uncivilised
Trump, Muslim Profiling and the Far-Right's Assault Donald Trump's suspension of new refugee admissions for...
January 27, 2017
'Keep your mouth shut!'
On Wednesday The New York Times talked to Donald Trump’s chief White House strategist, Steve...
December 26, 2016
Playing the part
I heard someone on National Public Radio yesterday remark that we’re all obsessing over politics...
December 15, 2016
Sharia courts pose a growing threat to women's rights
This week more than 300 women who have faced abuse issued a warning of the...
December 02, 2016
Expelled from Boston Atheists for Thought Crime
I have written for the atheist/secular humanist press since 1974, when my first article appeared...
November 29, 2016
Discrimination and violence lie at the heart of Sharia courts
I gave oral evidence at the Home Affairs Select Committee evidence session on Sharia Councils...
November 25, 2016
The war on thinking
It’s hard to decide what I hate most about Donald Trump, pictured above with UKIP's...
October 31, 2016
Let’s take a moment to think about free thought, and what sense of 'free' is...
October 16, 2016
A new film by Deeyah Khan, above – Islam's Non-Believers – follows the Council of...
October 03, 2016
The Disappeared: The veil and the erasure of the female body
When I was 12 years old, soon after the Islamists took power in Iran, their...
September 27, 2016
Small car, big heart?
People still talk sentimental drivel about what a nice man the Pope is. It may...
August 29, 2016
We need to stop conflating 'Muslims' with Islamists
It's insidious how the Islamist narrative has become mainstream everywhere – in the media, in...
August 27, 2016
The she-demons of Ireland
Last week two women set up a Twitter account, TwoWomenTravel, to document their journey from...
August 26, 2016
French secularism risks being destroyed by political ambition
Despite occasional conflicts, France's tradition of secularism has served both social cohesion and religious freedom...
July 29, 2016
Sharia courts are a human rights scandal
It is a human rights scandal that Sharia "courts" exist in Britain; it's where the...
July 27, 2016
Democracy in America
The US has a long inglorious history of hucksterism and fraud. You’d think it was...
July 15, 2016
Why I hate Jesus
I don’t hate the flesh and blood Jesus who walked the dusty roads of Palestine,...
June 25, 2016
The thin fabric
Well this has been a shock. I don’t know why I wasn’t more prepared for...
June 21, 2016
A challenge to the Islamists
On June, 24, 2016, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is calling for a day...
June 19, 2016
Atrocities and the churches
On the Sunday morning after the brutal murder of a young, idealistic UK politician, I...
May 25, 2016
The test of spirituality
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