What is Blasphemy really all about?

Blasphemers are now apparently being targeted by the Pakistani government … Pakistan has asked Facebook and Twitter to help identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition. Under the country’s strict blasphemy laws, anyone found to have insulted Islam or the prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to death. The interior minister, Chaudhry … Read more What is Blasphemy really all about?

The UN Human Rights Council is seriously flawed

With a Hat Tip to UN Watch, I’d like to introduce you to some of the 2017 members of the U.N. Human Rights Council. The background context here is that nations are selected to sit on this council for a period of three years, and a total of 47 nations have a seat. Who are some … Read more The UN Human Rights Council is seriously flawed

UN Human Rights – Making the Poachers the Gamekeepers

The United Nations has a Human Rights council, but of course you knew that. If you check out their site, there they lay out what they are there for in very plain terms … The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and … Read more UN Human Rights – Making the Poachers the Gamekeepers

How Saudi Arabia successfully blackmailed the UN

This is a story from last June, so it is not a new event. I would however like to highlight it because it is an important issue, and I’m also prompted to write about it because right now the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly is taking place. Back last June Ban Ki-Moon stood up … Read more How Saudi Arabia successfully blackmailed the UN

Hunting for witches in the UK

Leo Igwe, a progressive activist (whom I do know and can vouch for) has written all about the religious idea that witches are real and need to be rooted out. The concept is not new and has existed for quite some time. What is however quite shocking is this … Witchcraft related abuse is a … Read more Hunting for witches in the UK

UN Human Rights council has become a complete farce

The latest bit of news to emerge from the UN Human Rights council is that Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been issuing tweets in which he made some truly bizarre claims. What exactly is this economic “Urgent Threat” that he is babbling about, and in what way exactly is free-market economics … Read more UN Human Rights council has become a complete farce