Belief, disbelief, and human rights – Walking the tightrope

There is a really good article within The Atlantic that focuses on Ali Rizvi, a chap that I have been friends with on facebook for quite some time, enough to know that he is a good author, a passionate medical doctor, a great blogger and an inspirational individual. What is of specific interest within the article is … Read more Belief, disbelief, and human rights – Walking the tightrope

Ex-Muslim talks about witnessing Islamic Hypocrisy

I’ve blogged previously about the project being run by the Ex-Muslims of North America. Briefly, they are creating a video series which provides a brief glimpse into the lives of apostates from around the United States and Canada. Today we have the latest video in that series. Hina: Life Beyond Faith Having resided in Pakistan and … Read more Ex-Muslim talks about witnessing Islamic Hypocrisy

UK TV Alert – Today Thur 13th – Exposure: Islam’s Non-Believers

In the UK ITV is broadcasting “Exposure: Islam’s Non-Believers” tonight. The traditional penalty for becoming an ex-Muslim is death. While there are still roughly about 13 nations on the planet that have that penalty as part of their legal code, things are different in the UK. In theory, you can take on, practise, or discard … Read more UK TV Alert – Today Thur 13th – Exposure: Islam’s Non-Believers

Claim: Obama imposes Islam upon House of Representatives

As part of the on-going and utterly bizarre claim that Obama is really a secret Muslim with an Islamic agenda, we have this latest gem doing the rounds (Image above and tweet below) … https://twitter.com/TPoliticmanager/status/769968574651830272 What are the facts here? The pictures (and also an associated video clip) show Imam Hamad Chebli of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey … Read more Claim: Obama imposes Islam upon House of Representatives

How should you respond to violent religious extremists?

Some people can and do embrace utterly absurd beliefs that inspire them to behave in a truly obnoxious manner, and so you might sometimes wonder what the best way to handle such absurdity actually is. I’m thinking specifically of the extreme variations of Islamic belief that we are rather sadly familiar with. Are these people you can … Read more How should you respond to violent religious extremists?

What is really wrong with Shari’a courts

You might, or perhaps might not, be aware that there is a thriving system of alternative courts that serves the Islamic community in the UK. They operate under the banner of “Arbitration” and so are enabled via the 1996 Arbitration act. It might on the surface appear to be of no consequence, especially if what it … Read more What is really wrong with Shari’a courts