Tribute by Karima Bennoune to those Fallen Fighting the Religious Right (Secular Conference 2014)

October 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Death sentence for blaspheming against Jonah by saying it’s only symbolic (The Infidel 2014-10-28)

October 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Repeal law punishing gay sex
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/29/repeal-law-punishing-gay-sex-adultery-with-lashes-in-indonesias-aceh-says-amnesty/

* Two popes attend same gathering
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/29/two-popes-attend-gathering-of-the-wise-and-wrinkled-at-the-vatican/

* Iran Tells a Fish Tale
More info:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/iran-executes-man-heresy-mohsen-amir-aslani


Hindus and muslims clashes in India: 140 arrested (The Infidel 2014-10-27)

October 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Pamela, There is No Second Second Chance
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/29/james-foley-photo-removed-from-anti-islamic-bus-ads-in-new-york/

* India arrests 140 for Hindu-Muslim clashes
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/29/india-arrests-140-for-hindu-muslim-clashes-as-pm-modi-tours-u-s/
http://www.ibtimes.com/race-riots-western-indian-city-vadodara-lead-police-arrest-140-people-1696257
http://www.worldbulletin.net/headlines/145337/india-arrests-140-for-religious-clashes-in-gujarat-updated

* Radical Myanmar monk joins hands with Sri Lankan Buddhists
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/29/radical-myanmar-monk-joins-hands-with-sri-lankan-buddhists/
http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/53056-ashin-wirathu-thera-of-myanmar-to-work-with-bbs.html
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2014/09/28/ven-ashin-wirathu-welcome-to-sri-lanka/comment-page-1/


Peter Tatchell, Secularism Panel Opening (Secular Conference 2014)


Tebowing is allowed. Bowing to Allah is not. Go figure. (The Infidel 2014-10-24)

October 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* When the Bill of Rights Starts at Number Two
More info:
http://bearingarms.com/oklahoma-beheading-isis-threats-arkansas-firing-range-become-first-exclude-muslims/

* First Tebowing, Now Abdullahing
More info:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/nfl/muslim-nfl-player-husain-abdullah-penalized-after-prayer-1.2782404
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/30/husain-abdullah-penalty_n_5906690.html

* The Truth Shall Set You Free
More info:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/09/29/after-three-decades-as-an-ordained-minister-syndicated-columnist-bob-ripley-comes-out-as-an-atheist/
http://www.lfpress.com/2014/09/26/ripley-how-my-mind-has-changed


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Persecuted Rohingya Muslims are not welcome anywhere (The Infidel 2014-10-21)

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* New York politicians criticize anti-Islam ads
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/24/new-york-politicians-criticize-anti-islam-ads-due-to-run-on-buses/
http://observer.com/2014/09/nyc-rallies-against-100k-anti-islam-ad-campaign/
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4876301-new-york-officials-urge-blogger-to-remove-anti-islam-ads-from-public-transit/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/23/anti-islam-ads_n_5870026.html

* Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims stuck in refugee limbo in India
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/23/myanmars-rohingya-stuck-in-refugee-limbo-in-india/

* Vatican arrests defrocked former archbishop
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/24/vatican-arrests-defrocked-former-archbishop-on-paedophilia-charges/
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/vatican-arrests-ex-archbishop-jozef-wesolowski-pedophilia-charges-n210166
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/vatican-arrests-former-archbishop-jozef-wesolowski-paedophilia-charges-1466899


A 12 year-old child ridiculed in front of his class

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Last year, a science class teacher ridiculed a 12 year-old student because he is a Buddhist and doesn’t believe in God. Watch Wednesday’s podcast as his father tells us about having to take the school board to court and winning. http://www.vaughnlive.tv/nicolsd .


Church pays congregants $500 each (The Infidel 2014-10-20)

October 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* May the spirits protect me
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/09/new-thai-pm-uses-holy-water-and-feng-shui-to-ward-off-occult-challenges/
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/us-thailand-politics-blackmagic-idINKBN0H327T20140908

* They don’t want to play the game
More info:
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/13979-tunisias-ennahda-party-will-not-run-a-candidate-in-the-presidential-election
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/09/tunisias-main-islamist-party-ennahda-to-stay-out-of-presidential-election/
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/07/uk-tunisia-election-ennahda-idUKKBN0H20LL20140907

* Chicago church gives congregants $500 each
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/24/chicago-church-gives-congregants-500-each-to-spend-for-good-cause/
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140923/gold-coast/lasalle-street-church-gives-all-congregants-500-spend-as-they-see-fit
http://www.charismanews.com/us/45510-why-1-church-cut-320-members-a-500-check


Manifesto for Secularism

October 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Saudi Arabia’s top clerics speak out against Islamist militancy (The Infidel 2014-10-17)

October 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Pope Francis visits Albania
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/18/in-albania-pope-francis-to-celebrate-religious-revival-and-tolerance/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/pope-francis-isis-threat_n_5830522.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/15/pope-francis-albania-security_n_5822010.html

* Saudi Arabia’s top clerics speak out against Islamist militancy
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/17/saudi-arabias-top-clerics-speak-out-against-islamist-militancy/
http://www.therakyatpost.com/world/2014/09/17/saudi-arabias-top-ulama-speak-militancy/

* Islamic State Destroys More Historical Buildings
More info:
http://rt.com/news/190728-isis-destroys-church-mosque-iraq/
http://wwrn.org/articles/43462/?place=iraq


German Muslims invite all faiths to day of prayer against Islamic State (The Infidel 2014-10-14)

October 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Footloose and Fancy Probation
More info:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26570208/irans-happy-dancers-sentenced-to-91-lashes-jail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29272732
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/iran-happy-dancers-sentenced-91-lashes-20140919
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/19/iran-happy-pharrell-williams-sentenced-suspended/15879809/
http://mashable.com/2014/09/17/iran-happy-dancers-prison-lashes/

* Mideast Christians urge Arabs to lead the fight against Islamic State
More info:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/16/us-iraq-crisis-christians-idUSKBN0HB1BT20140916
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/17/mideast-christians-urge-arabs-lead-the-fight-against-islamic-state/

* German Muslims invite all faiths to day of prayer against Islamic State
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/17/german-muslims-invite-all-faiths-to-day-of-prayer-against-islamic-state/
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/09/16/German-Muslims-invite-all-faiths-to-day-of-prayer-against-ISIS.html


Should niqab-wearing bus drivers unveil? (The Infidel 2014-10-13)

October 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Terror in Oklahoma
More info:
http://heavy.com/news/2014/09/alton-nolen-oklahoma-beheading-colleen-hufford-mark-vaughn/

* Fear and Loathing in Toronto
More info:
http://www.citynews.ca/2014/09/22/exclusive-mother-claims-a-niqab-wearing-school-bus-driver-poses-a-safety-risk/

* And Iran So Far Away
More info:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/185311#.VB27JhaRbUc
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/iranian-blogger-sentenced-death-over-insulting-prophet-mohammad-facebook-1466167


Why ISIS, today? With Hamid Taqvae, Bread and Roses, 7 October 2014

October 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Chancellor of Germany fights antisemitism (The Infidel 2014-10-10)

October 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Papal Advent
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/16/philiadelphia-planning-as-if-pope-francis-is-coming-in-2015-chaput-says/
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/09/16/planning-goes-on-while-awaiting-pontiffs-official-word-on-phila-visit-chaput-says/

* Juden Mit Uns
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/14/at-landmark-berlin-rally-german-chancellor-merkel-vows-to-fight-anti-semitism/
http://time.com/3375768/antisemitism-jews-germany-chancellor-angela-merkel/

* 20 Brides for 20 Others
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/14/pope-francis-marries-couples-who-have-cohabited-had-children/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29198491


Will the ebola virus spread to Mecca? (The Infidel 2014-10-07)

October 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland
More info:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/pope-francis-accepts-cardinal-sean-brady-resignation-leader-of-catholic-church-in-ireland-steps-down-30569851.html
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/09/pope-francis-accepts-resignation-of-head-of-scandal-plagued-irish-church/

* Nigerians allowed in Saudi Arabia in spite of ebola fears
More info:
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/167905-ebola-saudi-arabia-wont-ban-nigerian-pilgrims-official.html#sthash.99SCLjVj.0tIg501H.dpbs
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/09/no-saudi-ban-over-ebola-for-nigerians-going-on-haj-arab-news/

* L’Affaire Dreyfus, Deux
More info:
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/09/16/chief-rabbi-korsia-says-french-society-has-turned-indifferent-to-anti-semitism/
http://www.thelocal.fr/20140916/jews-religion-society-islam-france-rabbi
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/a-new-anti-semitism-why-thousands-of-jewish-citizens-are-leaving-france/


Re-erecting the erect devil statue (The Infidel 2014-10-06)

October 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Not Quite Double Secret Probation
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43364/
http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/09/intervarsity-christian-ministry-in-trouble-for-acting-christian

* Devil statue erected outside skytrain
More info:
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/09/raunchy-devil-statue-appears-outside-skytrain-station/
http://globalnews.ca/news/1554181/satan-statue-erected-alongside-busy-roadway-in-vancouver/

* What’s Up, Dhaka?
More info:
http://en.prothom-alo.com/bangladesh/news/53648/2-militant-outfits-involved-in-Faruqi-murder-DB
http://www.thedailystar.net/religious-extremists-killed-faruqi-in-planned-way-40145


Are gay rights a possibility in Iran or the Middle East? Bread and Roses


A string of fiascos for Mars Hill megachurch (The Infidel 2014-10-03)

October 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Mars Hill church begins closures due to financial trouble
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43361/
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/09/08/3369022/mars-hill-church-says-it-has-no.html
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/09/08/mars-hill-church-announces-more-layoffs-blames-people-for-lack-of-giving/

* New “Nuns on the Bus” tour to tackle political dark money
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43362/
http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-compass/2014/09/nuns-bus.html

* La vie est dangereuse
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43366/
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/09/us-iraq-crisis-france-muslims-idUKKBN0H41HO20140909
http://rt.com/news/186460-french-muslims-christians-isis/


Academic satanists want a club on campus (The Infidel 2014-09-30)

September 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s news:

* Academic Satanists want a club on campus
More info:
http://theeyeopener.com/2014/09/academic-satanists-want-a-club/

* Haredi girls allowed to study
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43363/
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.614642
http://www.jta.org/2014/09/02/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/parents-teachers-protest-division-of-secular-school-for-haredi-girls

* Mars Hill church begins closures due to financial trouble
More info:
http://wwrn.org/articles/43361/
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/09/08/3369022/mars-hill-church-says-it-has-no.html
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/09/08/mars-hill-church-announces-more-layoffs-blames-people-for-lack-of-giving/


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