Antonin Scalia Claims that Constitution Permits Court To ‘Favor Religion Over Non-Religion’

The claim that Religion should trump Non-Religion is a claim that the religious will often make, however what makes this specific instance an item of concern is not just what was being said, but rather who said it. Antonin Scalia is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who was appointed Ronald Reagan in 1986. He is also … Read more

Child accused of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs

Sometimes the degree of stupidity exceeds all expectations. In Pakistan, Mosa Khan, a child, has been accused along with 30 other people of planning  murder, threatening police and also interfering in state affairs. So is this some teen who has gone rogue? Nope, here he is in court … Yes, the accused is 9 months old. … Read more

The Murder of five year old Lama al-Ghamdi in Saudi Arabia

Pictured here is Lama al-Ghamdi, she is five years old and was brutally raped and then murdered by an Islamic cleric who also happened to be her father. It was a truly horrendous crime … Randa Al Kaleeb, a social worker from the hospital, said in a phone interview that Lama’s back was broken as well and that … Read more

I got sued for $3 Million by a religious cult

In December 2011 I was shocked to open the post and discover that I had been served with a Statement of Claim issued by a Canadian court. I was being sued for $3 million, not for something I had personally written, but for an anonymous comment posted by somebody else on my blog. Was this … Read more

The Law and Religion

I’ve two examples to talk about here … both are examples of intolerance, both have a religious theme, and both illustrate the problems you can get tangled up in when you let religious considerations interfere with the legal process. One is an attempt to legislate some support for an irrational belief, and the other is an attempt to legislate against an irrational belief, what they both have in common is that they are an attempt to dictate how individuals should behave.

You can probably guess, but they both involve Islam … gasp!! … what a surprise that is these days.

First up we have the story about driving in Saudi. As I’m sure many of you are aware, it is illegal for woman to drive in Saudi. Ah yes, a real example of how truly progressive Islam can be when granted a free reign. In fact, its not just a driving issue, this is Islamic Sharia law in full swing; woman cannot vote, cannot be elected, and can never be independent because it is mandated that they must have a male guardian … In essence, woman are most or less a subservient class of slaves with no rights, and its the law because the clerics say so. (and I’ve not even mentioned the mandatory dress code, or that in public men and woman are completely segregated).Make no mistake, “It’s the culture, not the religion,” is a Saudi saying, but that claim is complete bollocks, its the clerics who impose these rules.

To read more about the complete lack of rights for woman in Saudi, you can click here.

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