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Why do Muslim feminists turn a blind eye to Islamist misogyny?

PhotoMuslim political activist Linda Sarsour has been accused of ignoring the anti-women Islamist ideology linked to the Manchester terror attack, says Emma-Kate Symons.Flickr: Festival of Faiths

PhotoMuslim political activist Linda Sarsour has been accused of ignoring the anti-women Islamist ideology linked to the Manchester terror attack, says Emma-Kate Symons.Flickr: Festival of Faiths

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Added by Stephen on June 3, 2017 at 2:22am — 1 Comment

HAPPY EARTH DAY

For NASA, Earth Day is Every Day!

With a fleet of spacecraft orbiting our home planet collecting data on everything from the air we breathe to natural disasters that impact our lives, Earth is always in focus. Join us as we celebrate our home with beautiful views from our unique vantage point of space.…

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Added by Stephen on April 22, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy…

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Added by Stephen on March 17, 2017 at 4:37pm — 2 Comments

Georgetown Professor Jonathan Brown Defends Slavery as Moral and Rape as Normal in Virginia Lecture

Georgetown Professor Jonathan Brown Defends Slavery as Moral and Rape as Normal in Virginia Lecture

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Added by Stephen on February 16, 2017 at 12:08pm — 3 Comments

Iranian court 'upholds five year sentence' for jailed Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

 Undated family handout file photo of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and their daughter Gabriella

 Undated family handout file photo of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and their daughter Gabriella

Iranian court 'upholds five year sentence' for jailed Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe…

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Added by Stephen on January 22, 2017 at 12:18pm — No Comments

A C Grayling calls for general strike against Brexit and says bypassing Parliament vote is a ‘kind of coup

© Rex Features Philosopher dubbed the ‘Brains of Remain’ says general strike would be ‘perfectly legitimate’ if Government fails to consult Parliament on triggering Article 50

© Rex Features Philosopher dubbed the ‘Brains of Remain’ says general strike would be ‘perfectly legitimate’ if Government fails to consult Parliament on triggering Article 50

A C Grayling calls for general strike against Brexit and says bypassing Parliament vote is a ‘kind of coup…

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Added by Stephen on January 15, 2017 at 4:39am — 2 Comments

University students demand philosophers such as Plato and Kant are removed from syllabus because they are white

SOAS' student union is insisting that “the majority of philosophers on our courses” should be from Africa and Asia

SOAS' student union is insisting that “the majority of philosophers on our courses” should be from Africa and Asia

University students demand philosophers such as Plato and Kant are removed from syllabus because they are white…

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Added by Stephen on January 9, 2017 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Actor Gene Wilder dies, aged 83

Just heard that the comedy actor Gene Wilder has died Aged 83.   A real shame he was a great comedic actor. I don't think I've ever seen him do a bad performance.

http://news.sky.com/story/willy-wonka-actor-gene-wilder-dies-aged-83-10557604

Added by Stephen on August 29, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Political Progress for Nonreligious Americans

Political Progress for Nonreligious Americans

By David Niose

Secular Americans, long ignored in the realm of politics, are finally starting to be seen as a group to be reckoned with. In a sign of the nonreligious sector’s growing numbers and political muscle, a resolution validating the group was enthusiastically passed by the influential LGBT Caucus at the Democratic National Convention in July. The resolution recognizes the “value, ethical soundness, and…

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Added by Stephen on August 12, 2016 at 7:56pm — 6 Comments

Islamic State 'a monstrous magnet for the worst' Bernard Henri-Levy BBC News

Published on 27 Jul 2016

"Terrorists are "psychopaths and fascists" and so-called Islamic State "a monstrous magnet for the worst" says Bernard Henri-Levy. The French philosopher and public intellectual tells John Humphrys that populations under attack from terrorism need to develop a kind of "sixth sense" of danger, accepting that an attack could happen at any…

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Added by Stephen on July 27, 2016 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

How are we to protect ourselves against lone Muslim attackers

Syrian Refugee Wielding Machete Kills Woman

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/syrian-refugee-wielding-machete-kills-woman/ar-BBuKNJT?ocid=spartandhp

This is just the latest attack by a lone assailant claiming to be a Muslim. With ISIS and other groups telling Muslims around the world to attack people from countries who are thought to be the enemy of Islam.…

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Christopher Hitchens | A tribute to 2nd Lt. Mark Daily

Christopher Hitchens | A tribute to 2nd Lt. Mark Daily

Thus is a must watch video.

Added by Stephen on July 17, 2016 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

Moving UK-wide art event honours fallen Somme soldiers

Moving UK-wide art event honours fallen Somme soldiers

1 July 2016

Commuters across the UK were stopped in their tracks this morning as thousands of volunteers dressed in First World War uniforms took part in a unique event to mark the…

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Added by Stephen on July 1, 2016 at 5:13pm — 6 Comments

Facebook facing heavy criticism after removing major atheist pages

Facebook facing heavy criticism after removing major atheist pages

Written by: Ayman El Kaissi
In the middle of April, Facebook removed more than six Arabic-speaking atheist pages due to “violations” of Community Standards. This is not the first time that Facebook has censored atheists and freethinkers in the MENA region. In response, the…
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Added by Stephen on June 23, 2016 at 9:34am — 4 Comments

Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack

This terrible murder of a young member of Parliament just goes to show that gun violence can rear its ugly head anywhere not just America. The killer was heard to shout out Britain first or Put Britain first. Here is the BBCs report of the event.

 

Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack

1 hour ago

From the section…

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Added by Stephen on June 16, 2016 at 6:39pm — 6 Comments

DC police warn proselytizing Christians not to hound atheists at Reason Rally

DC police warn proselytizing Christians not to hound atheists at Reason Rally or face arrest

Angry preacher (Shutterstock)

Later this week, an estimated 20,000 “free-thinking” atheists will gather in Washington, D.C. for the Reason Rally. Perhaps predictably, Christian evangelists saw this as a ripe opportunity to try converting them.

But that won’t happen now, because D.C. police won’t let Christians hold their own gathering without a…

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Added by Stephen on May 29, 2016 at 9:11pm — 2 Comments

Why The War on Drugs Is a Huge Failure

The war against drugs has been a terrible disaster for everybody involved. Why? And can we do something differently?

I'm not totally sure but I know the war on drugs has had a terrible effect on society as a whole.

Added by Stephen on May 27, 2016 at 5:35pm — 6 Comments

J.K.Rowling at 2016 PEN Literary Gala & Free Expression Awards

J.K. Rowling Defends Free Speech—and Donald Trump

“He has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there.”

J.K. Rowling wants to remind you that freedom of expression includes people whose opinions you find most “offensive and bigoted.” Chief among them, for her: presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Added by Stephen on May 22, 2016 at 8:16pm — No Comments

school cover-up as thousands of pupils 'disappeared'

Illegal Jewish schools: Department of Education knew about council faith school cover-up as thousands of pupils 'disappeared'

Exclusive: An investigation by The Independent reveals thousands of children in London have been moved to illegal Jewish faith schools and the evidence destroyed

A London council’s education authority destroyed evidence of children being educated in illegal faith schools at the…

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Added by Stephen on April 3, 2016 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

German footballers 'black up' in protest at racist attack

German footballers 'black up' in protest at racist attack

The digitally altered team photo

Wearing 'blackface' often provokes outrage as it has historically been used to belittle black people

A German football club has responded to what it says was a racist attack on two of its players by digitally altering its team photo to make the players appear black.

Deinster SV, a…

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Added by Stephen on March 31, 2016 at 7:19pm — No Comments

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