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Charlie Gard and the Christianists

The sad case of Charlie Gard, as so often in similar situations, brought out the worst in Christians. Here we have an example of what secularist and devout Roman Catholic Andrew Sullivan terms “Christianism“. (Christianism is analogous with Islamism. ) At birth on 4 August 2016, Charlie was, in appearance, just like every other baby. However, a rare genetic condition was soon to rob him of the... read more

Australian Columnist Says Atheism Wrecks Liberal Democracy

Prior to the latest census in Australia (2016) the Atheist Foundation of Australia ran a campaign. It was to urge people to mark the “NoReligion” option on the census form. The number that did so was 29.6%, almost double the 16% of 2001, just fifteen years earlier. Christianity is still by far the largest group at 52%. Within Christianity, Catholicism is still the biggest group at 22.6%. While... read more

FGM Has Economic Benefits Says Egyptian Imam

Note to Readers: There are images of FGM and sexually explicit statements in this post. Yes, you read that right – an Egyptian imam says FGM (female genital mutilation), which he calls female circumcision, has economic benefits. What’s more, he has a doozy of a theory as to why that’s so. There’s a pretty big pointer that imam Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Maligi’s theory is going to be... read more

Egypt 1958: Mockery of the Idea of Compulsory Hijab

This video about requiring women to wear the hijab is from a tweet by Ali A Rizvi with the comment “How times have changed.” It’s from 1958 and has been around for a while, but I think it deserves as much attention as possible. It’s a portion of a speech from Egyptian president Gamel Abdel Nasser (left). In it he recalls when the head of the Muslim Brotherhood came to see him with... read more

Jordanian MP: It’s Best for Society for Rape Victims to Marry their Rapist

Many people in this world still have extremely backward attitudes relating to women, and rape is a topic on which they expose themselves. For most of them it’s a product of their upbringing. They’ve often never had exposure to different opinions. But, there’s no excuse for the attitudes Jordanian MP Mahmoud Al-Kharabshe (aka Mahmoud Kharabsheh). He’s intelligent (a lawyer) and... read more

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