Disbelieving Myths to be made illegal in Egypt

atheism in egypt

Atheism in Egypt is back in the news. The correct term to describe a person who does not believe that a god or gods exist is the word “Atheist”. If you are not sure about that, and many of those that do believe do actually reject it as the correct word, then simply google the … Read moreDisbelieving Myths to be made illegal in Egypt

Warwick University ban overturned

The public pressure has been sufficiently large enough to embarrass Warwick into doing the right thing. It was only yesterday that I was blogging about it all and now today comes good news … Maryam Namazie had been banned by the university’s students’ union over fears she may offend Muslim students after 48 hours of … Read moreWarwick University ban overturned

Claim: liberal politicians in California want to ban the words “husband” and “wife”

Yet more complete and utter nonsense is popping up from right-wing religious nuts. The latest claim is that … well here is the rather famous Franklin Graham (yes the son of Billy Graham), promoting the claim that the words “husband” and “wife” are to be banned … As “proof”, he also links to an article … Read moreClaim: liberal politicians in California want to ban the words “husband” and “wife”

Radical Muslim Scholars demand UN impose worldwide ban on ‘Contempt of Religion’

The following has been reported … Earlier this week, the Qatar-based international Union of Muslim Scholars– headed by Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual guide of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood– called upon the United Nations to make “contempt of religions” illegal.In a statement released on Tuesday, the Union said that there should be “protection for ‘prophets’” and urged … Read moreRadical Muslim Scholars demand UN impose worldwide ban on ‘Contempt of Religion’

Weird Claim: “Britain is set to become a country that prizes a cow more than a Jew, an ox more than a Muslim”

The context here is that Britain’s top vet, John Blackwell, has called for a ban on slashing animals’ throats in ‘ritual’ slaughters for halal and kosher meat products. He is quoted as saying … “The Danish unilateral banning [was done] purely for animal welfare reasons, which is right.” “We may well have to go down that … Read moreWeird Claim: “Britain is set to become a country that prizes a cow more than a Jew, an ox more than a Muslim”

Yet another good reason that the UK public smoking ban was a really good move

The BBC reports today that there has been a sharp fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with severe asthma since the introduction of smoke-free legislation in England. The actual study that reports this add to the rising evidence that the legislation was a really good health move. If I recall correctly, one of the … Read moreYet another good reason that the UK public smoking ban was a really good move