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To show that Secularism and Freethought are alive and well in the United Kingdom and Europe.

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Did Europe's centuries of religious war result in its secularism?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Chris Jul 30, 2016. 8 Replies

Did long-term monarchs impose their religions?In the US, with presidents' terms limited to eight years, religions might be imposed by majorities in state legislatures or Congress or by majorities on state supreme courts or the US Supreme Court.Continue

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Firms 'place asylum seekers in sub-standard housing'

Started by Stephen. Last reply by Mrs.B Jan 20, 2016. 1 Reply

Private security firms G4S and Serco have placed asylum seekers in sub-standard properties, according to a report by the National Audit Office.…Continue

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Comment by Stephen on October 7, 2017 at 12:25am

UK pharmacist jailed for showing beheading video to a child

© PA Analysis of Zameer Ghumra’s computer showed 1,600 search results for terms including ‘survival knives’. A pharmacist who showed an Islamic State beheading video to a primary school pupil has been jailed for six years for a “determined effort” to radicalise children.

Zameer Ghumra was found guilty of disseminating terrorist propaganda as he tried to brainwash two young brothers into becoming Isis fighters.

The 38-year-old taught the children how to survive a bomb attack and fight with knives, rewarding them with sweets to keep them onside.

He was sentenced at Nottingham crown court on Friday for what the judge, Gregory Dickinson QC, described as a particularly serious attempt to turn the children into terrorists.

“These were shocking crimes which damaged the children and caused offence to the vast majority of law abiding Muslims,” he said. Dickinson also noted there had been an “absence of remorse” from Ghumra.

Jurors heard how Ghumra followed various Isis-linked social media accounts and made the two unidentified children follow similar accounts.

read:http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/uk-pharmacist-jailed-for-showi...



 
Comment by Mrs.B on September 30, 2017 at 5:36pm

Oh for cryin' out loud.......prayers belong in places of worship & not the political dinners!!!!!

Comment by Stephen on September 30, 2017 at 5:35pm

More than half in UK are non-religious, suggests survey

For the first time, more than half of people in the UK do not identify as religious, a survey suggests.

Last year 53% of people described themselves as having "no religion", in a survey of 2,942 adults by the National Centre for Social Research.

Among those aged between 18 and 25, the proportion was higher at 71%.

The Bishop of Liverpool said God and the Church "remains relevant" and that saying "no religion was not the same as considered atheism".

The figures, shown to BBC Radio 5 live, reveal a downward trend for religious belief in the UK.

When the national centre's British Social Attitudes survey began in 1983, 31% of respondents said they had no religion.

A random sample of adults were involved in the latest survey and they were asked whether they regarded themselves as belonging to a particular religion.

Almost two in three 25 to 34 year olds said they were non-religious, while 75% of people aged 75 and over said they were religious.

Southwell Minster in NottinghamshireImage caption The most dramatic decline is among those identifying as Anglican

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41150792

Comment by Stephen on September 30, 2017 at 5:26pm

Row after Belfast's atheist mayor skips prayers before dinner at installation

 


Lord Mayor of Belfast Nuala McAllister at her installation dinner in City Hall with her partner Sam Nelson and their son Finn Lord Mayor of Belfast Nuala McAllister at her installation dinner in City Hall with her partner Sam Nelson and their son Finn http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/row-after-b...

Comment by Stephen on September 25, 2017 at 4:17pm

As PMQs takes a holiday for Conference season a reminder of what we can expect in October! It's important to keep calling out the lies and SPIN of this minority Government!

Comment by Suzanna on September 25, 2017 at 3:09pm

Poor children, why they can't let them choose their own way in life is beyond me. 

Comment by Mrs.B on September 24, 2017 at 2:35pm

Yes, I've seen the tiny girls here wearing the damn things too.

Comment by Stephen on September 24, 2017 at 6:21am

Girls forced to wear hijabs in English schools, NSS reveals

Posted: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:59

Girls forced to wear hijabs in English schools, NSS reveals

Girls in dozens of schools in England are forced to wear hijabs, according to National Secular Society research published in the Sunday Times today.

The NSS examined uniform policies on the websites of registered Islamic schools in England and found that girls potentially as young as four are instructed to wear the hijab as part of the official uniform policy.

Out of 142 Islamic schools that accept girls, 59 have uniform policies on their website that suggest a headscarf or another form of hijab is compulsory. This includes eight state-funded schools and 27 primary schools ­– three of which are state-funded.

Read more=  http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2017/09/girls-forced-to-wear-hija...

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