I was writing yesterday about the religious claim that the default status of humans is that we are all fundamentally flawed, and suggested that if this was really true then the world should not be getting better, yet as a stark contrast to that the measurable worldwide trend is one in […]

Is sin real – Are we really just a few heartbeats away from depravity and ...

Secularphobia is one of those phobia words that rather a lot of people have a bit of a phobia about (logo-phobia perhaps), and yet such words do convey and describe fears that are quite real. Some we are familiar with … homophobia- yes there still are many out there with […]


There is an article up on Salon written by Qasim Rashid that claims  … As a practicing Muslim, I don’t believe Islam is above criticism. I do believe that Islam backs free speech. I also believe that Islam champions secular governance. But what’s significant about my beliefs is why I believe them — which […]

Claim: Islam backs free speech and secular government

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 […]

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