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Bias in Reporting about Atheism in the United States

I see reports like this frequently in the US media, and they annoy me intensely. The latest is called Pro-Atheism Group Harasses University Over Bible Verse etched on it’s ‘Heavener Hall’. It’s in a publication called College Fix, which describes itself as “Your Daily Dose of Right-Minded Campus News from Across the Nation” (their emphasis). I probably shouldn’t... read more

Stéphane Charbonnier: Charlie Hebdo Editor Rises Again

Two days before his murder, Stéphane Charbonnier, at that time editor of Charlie Hebdo, finished writing a short book entitled Lettre Ouverte aux Escrocs de l’Islamophobie qui Font le Jeu des Racistes (Open Letter to the Fraudsters of Islamophobia who Play the Game of  the Racists). On Thursday, French magazine L’Obs published some extracts. Charlie Hebdo was, at the time of the multiple... read more

Simon’s Cat is Back in ‘April Showers’

It’s been a couple of months now since we’ve seen a new YouTube video from the brilliant Simon Tofield in his series Simon’s Cat. It’s called April Showers and, in case you haven’t guessed, it’s about Simon’s Cat dealing with the rain. In April. Enjoy! Share... read more

The War Against Boko Haram

Two days ago Vice News released a short documentary filmed in March. Their reporter Kaj Larsen was embedded with the Nigerian Army as they battled Boko Haram and freed the town of Bama from occupation. In an attempt to increase his popularity leading up to the election, President Jonathan had finally given the army the support they needed to mount a proper campaign. I saw a short version of this film... read more

Boko Haram: The Scourge of Nigeria

It’s been just over a year since 219 girls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria by Boko Haram. That atrocity prompted the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Those girls still aren’t home, although there has been a report that some were seen in Gwoza just three weeks ago. (More on the significance of that sighting later.) The Chibok abductions weren’t the first carried... read more

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