With widespread burqini bans, French laïcité may have finally jumped the shark

Quick question, Canadian islamophobes: If I told you that a government was enforcing a dress code for women (and women only) for the sake of “respecting good morals”, because if women wear what they please it might “draw a crowd and disrupt public order”, and thus the government was enacting … Continue reading

Daesh is even more unpopular among Middle East Arabs when they learn more about it

[The Daesh flag, with a circle-slash symbol overlaid.]

It’s not news that Daesh (or ISIS or ISIL or IS) is wildly unpopular among Middle East Arabs. Survey after survey has shown general disdain for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, its goals, and its tactics, whether the population being surveyed is Arabs in general or specifically Muslims. But a new … Continue reading

AFT Denounces Polish Government’s Plans to Ban Completely All Abortions

Atheist Freethinkers press release makes very clear its disgust with the Polish government’s plans to ban all abortions: AFT Denounces the Polish Government’s Plans to Ban Completely All Abortions Montreal, 15th April 2016 — Atheist Freethinkers (AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, denounces the … Continue reading

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Islam Should Remain as the State Religion in Bangladesh While Government Plays Safe

Guest post by Raihan Abir A few days ago, the Daily Mail (UK) published a news item entitled “Bangladesh Considering Abandoning Islam as Its Official Religion Following Wake of Extremist Attacks.” While it reflects the fact that there will be a hearing in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on the … Continue reading

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