Pakistani cleric is now victim of the Blasphemy laws that he promoted

Blasphemy laws are meaningless bits of legal nonsense that do nothing except empower a specific religious faction to oppress and stifle almost anything that they decide they are offended about, and that “offence” is never actually defined but is usually sufficiently vague enough to be applied to whatever a random cleric thinks it needs to … Read more

Islamic excuses for Misogyny

Last weekend we were faced with a rather blatant bit of Islamic Misogyny. An Islamic far-right group called iERA organized a public debate at a London University between one of their speakers, Hamza Tzortzis, and Professor Krauss, a theoretical physicist, on the topic of “Atheism of Islam: Which makes more sense?”. As the public arrived, … Read more

Misogyny Incarnate … sometimes I’m simply gob-smacked by it all

Here is something that I would have expected to be a product of the 16th century, not the 21st … the Bristol edition of The Tab, an online newspaper for students in the UK, reports … Bristol University Christian Union have forbidden women from speaking at their weekly meetings. The ban reflects the recent decision by … Read more