Apostasy, Blasphemy and Free Expression in the Age of ISIS

Not too long ago Maryam Namazie, an Iranian-born secularist and human rights activist, was invited to give a talk to the Atheists, Secularists and Humanists Society at Warwick university. That however was then cancelled by the students union because they feared she might “incite hatred” because as an ex-Muslim she would simply dare to criticise Islam. After a huge uproar (it made … Read moreApostasy, Blasphemy and Free Expression in the Age of ISIS

Warwick University ban overturned

The public pressure has been sufficiently large enough to embarrass Warwick into doing the right thing. It was only yesterday that I was blogging about it all and now today comes good news … Maryam Namazie had been banned by the university’s students’ union over fears she may offend Muslim students after 48 hours of … Read moreWarwick University ban overturned

Freedom of Speech banned at Warwick university in the UK

You would expect a university to be a melting pot of ideas and a place where not only do you learn, but you also have all of your preconceived notions challenged. Apparently this is not the case over at Warwick university because stories are circulating in the UKs national media that a secular activist who … Read moreFreedom of Speech banned at Warwick university in the UK