Archive for the 'Religious Barbarism'

Another Horrific ‘Honor’ Killing in Pakistan

The utter barbarism in Pakistan continues. A young woman and her new husband were hacked to pieces by her family because they didn’t approve of the marriage. They lured them back by telling them that they had accepted their marriage, then killed them both. Read more

Why Meriam Ibrahim Was Arrested Again

A day after being freed from a death sentence for daring not to be Muslim, Meriam Ibrahim was rearrested by the government of Sudan as she attempted to leave the country. Details are now emerging on why that happened and it’s even more absurd than you might imagine. Read more

Did Saudi Arabia Hurt Themselves?

You’ve probably seen stories about the Saudi Arabian delegation trying to quash the statement of a CFI representative about the Raif Badawi prosecution and brutal punishment for being an atheist. My friend Michael De Dora, CFI’s director of public policy, says they only hurt themselves with their behavior: Read more

Lively Goes Full Muslim Fundamentalist

During the Iranian hostage crisis and in many protests since then, Islamic fundamentalists have taken great glee in declaring the United States to the the Great Satan. Deranged anti-gay bigot Scott Lively now joins them, and his reason is because Obama dares to support human rights for gay people. Read more

Saudi Arabia Tries to Censor Criticism in UN Human Rights Council

Monday morning, a representative of the Center for Inquiry was speaking at a meeting of the United Nations Council on Human Rights and was criticizing Saudi Arabia for its barbaric treatment of those accused of “blasphemy,” especially Raif Badawi. The Saudi representative tried three times to prevent her from speaking. Read more