This week the trial started for Mohamad Jamal Khweis, a (then) 26 year-old American who successfully joined Daesh, then changed his mind, surrendering to Kurdish Peshmerga three months later. Khweis’s story has me wondering about the question of forgiveness.
What should have been a non-controversy in Mississauga about accommodating Muslim student prayers has exploded into a major point of contention for Canadian atheists and secularists. Unfortunately, most of the “debate” has been people mindlessly parroting slogans they presumably think are profound, but are in fact shallow and misguided at … Continue reading
I wanted to put this off. I tried using excuses for why I didn’t have to respond to this, at least not yet. But we need to do this. We need to talk about our responsibility for the Québec mosque shooting.
Ok, I know I should be taking this all serious, but gods getting censored at the local library tickles my irony bone. (Get your mind out of the gutter) An Ontario woman whose community newsletter was banned from her local library has won the right to distribute it on the … Continue reading
I’m not a lawyer… but in my view this represents what is wrong with these sorts of ‘Tribunals’. Sure sometimes people, and certainly comedians, are assholes, but monetary damages for hurt feelings?…ugh. Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that comedian Mike Ward must pay Jérémy Gabriel $35,000 for making jokes … Continue reading