CII declares Minimum age for marriage un-islamic in Pakistan

Dawn, Pakistan’s oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper, brings us the rather astonishing news that the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concluded its 191th meeting with the ruling that the laws related to minimum age of marriage were un-Islamic and that children of any age could get married. This is manifests itself as far older men getting marries to girls as young as nine. Why? Because that is what Mohammed did, and as the “perfect” man his example should be […]


Satire: Saudi clerics “running out of day-to-day things to ban”

The fact that I need to add the word “Satire” to the title tells you that it is in fact very challenging to deploy Satire within a Saudi context. In fact, the pronouncements and actions of the various clerics make it almost impossible to discern the line between the things that are satire and the actual pronouncements that echo forth from that bastion of utter delusional insanity. The piece in question is one that I quite enjoyed and reads … […]

Why has Bangladesh gone crazy and started locking up bloggers? 2

A group of four writers have been arrested in Bangladesh and will stand trial in November. Their crime? They have been accused of publishing material that “causes hurt to religious beliefs” [About here is the right place to start cranking up your stunned silence] In the picture on the left, the three bloggers pictured in the middle are Subrata Adhikari Shuvo, Mashiur Rahman Biplob and Russel Parvez. Asif Mohiuddin was also arrested but is not featured in this photo. The guys […]


Bangladeshi government is cracking down on bloggers critical of its pro-Islamist stance 1

The news from Bangladesh is rather grim, the government has been letting Islamic lunatics dictate policy, here are some details from the Huff Po … Asif Mohiuddin, 30, is one of those bloggers. Mohiuddin has only recently recovered from injuries he incurred during an attack on him by a militant Islamist group in January. Detectives took him from his home on Wednesday night, just two days after police arrested three other bloggers for allegedly hurting the religious beliefs of the […]

Lying for Allah – Islamic Fraud 2

As part of a claim regarding the authorship of the Quran by a supernatural entity, I was presented with “proof”. This consisted of a series of clips by some western scientists that supposedly examined the quran and declared it to be divine, here are a couple of examples … Prof. William W. Hey“I would think it must be [from] the divine being.” View Movie   |   View Text Prof. T. V. N. Persaud“..this is a divine inspiration or revelation..” View Movie   |   View […]


Weirdest Claim ever: “Militant Atheist Terrorists blow up building containing Creationism books” 4

A chap called Kamrul Hassan, a Religious fanatic,  arrives in a Facebook group and posts a Video clip as follows: The text claims: The local authorities have caught a group of Darwinist Atheist terrorist who were responisble for blowing up this building in USA. As per police reports the building was being used as a warehouse for storing books which were critical of Darwins theory of evolution and supported the orthodox biblical/Quranic view of creation. The books were to be distributed […]