Tag: islam

“Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam”

Yasmine Mohammed, Free Hearts Free Minds, 2019-09-25 “Since September 11th, 2001, the Western world has been preoccupied with Islam and its role in terrorism. Yet public debate about the faith is polarized—one camp praises “the religion of peace” while the

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PRESS RELEASE, 2022-08-16

For immediate release AFT Condemns the Attack on Salman Rushdie and Urges the Canadian Parliament to Repudiate Motion M-103 Montreal, 16th August 2022 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, unequivocally denounces the

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The “Islamophobia” Scam

David Rand 2022-05-14 This talk was accompanied by a presentation of some thirty slides which we suggest you consult while reading through the text below. The video below is also available in our Youtube channel. This talk is an English

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Blog 137: Religion and Oppression of Women

Pierre Marchand 2022-02-15 The domination of men over women probably began at the time of the caveman. Religions too probably appeared during that era. Over the course of centuries they invented myths to explain this state of affairs. Much later,

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In the News:
Masih Alinejad Opposes Ilhan Omar’s Islamophobia Bill

Why I’m opposed to Ilhan Omar’s bill against Islamophobia, Masih Alinejad, Washington Post, 2022-01-25. The legislation does not provide a clear definition of Islamophobia,… Is criticism of the Taliban a form of Islamophobia? The bill H.R.5665 – Combating International Islamophobia

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2022, January & February

29th Jan. 2022 11th Annual International Day of Protest Against Hereditary Religion Facebook: End Hereditary Religion Parents have a right to educate their children about their religion, but not to indoctrinate them. Parents who impose their faith on their children usurp their children’s right to decide—when they reach maturity.

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In the News:
Medical Journal Censors Criticism of Veil

Timeline of Events: 2021-11-08: CMAJ shows on its cover an image of a young girl wearing a hijab, prompting protests on social media, including criticism from Yasmine Mohammed, author of “UNVEILED: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam”. 2021-12-20: CMAJ publishes

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Blog 129: Lessons from the Muslim Association of Canada

David Rand 2021-12-09 The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) recently received a $225,000 grant from the Ontario government to produce a course to combat so-called “Islamophobia” in schools. (It also received a $349,000 grant from the Canadian government for similar

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Save Afghan Atheists!

Kaihan 2021-11-08 An appeal received from Afghan atheists. Hi dear readers, I am Kaihan (I am using an alias name for security reasons.), and I am currently living in shadow in Afghanistan. I am a founding member of an atheist

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Solidarity with Soheil Arabi

3 October: International Soheil DaySolidarity with Iranian atheist Soheil Arabi Maryam Namazie 2021-09-27 Soheil Arabi (photo: Wikipedia) Soheil Arabi is an Iranian atheist initially sentenced to death for ‘insulting the Prophet of Islam’ in Facebook posts. Due to public pressure,

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Muslim Association of Canada, its Dubious Invitees, its Government Grants

David Rand 2021-09-11 The above video was initially recorded for John Richards’ Youtube channel FreeThought Productions, episode of 2021-08-14. Transcript of the above video: A Canadian Jewish organization has denounced the Muslim Association of Canada or MAC for inviting an

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In the News:
Ban on Religious Symbols in French Schools: Girls from Muslim Families Benefit

En France : L’interdiction du voile influence la scolarité des filles (In France, the Headscarf Ban Influences Success of Muslim Girls), Luc Cédelle, L’AUT’JOURNAL, 2021-09-01. A new book by economist and sociologist Eric Maurin, to be published in October, sheds new

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Canadians of Muslim Culture Denounce the Provocative Recommendations of the NCCM

Opinion: Islamophobia or nourishing the breeding ground of political Islam?, Nadia El-Mabrouk, Tarek Fatah and Yasmine Mohammed, CTV News, 2021-07-26. Given the importance of this article, we reproduce it here in its entirety. MONTREAL — In preparation for the National

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“Islamophobia” is Blasphemy

By Atheist Freethinkers Position adopted 2021-03-20. Minor corrections 2022-04-29. We, Atheist Freethinkers, strongly support the End Blasphemy Laws campaign whose goal is the repeal of all laws, in all countries of the world, which criminalize “blasphemy” or “insult to religion”

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In the News:
Montreal: Death Threats to Impose the Veil

Menaces de mort pour le port du voile (“Death Threats to Impose Wearing the Veil”), Michael Nguyen, Journal de Montréal, 2021-03-03. A Montréal Muslim man told his four daughters that he would kill them if they stopped wearing the Islamic

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In France, A Teacher Denounces the Islamist Threat

Menacé de mort après avoir défendu Samuel Paty, un professeur témoigne (“Threatened with Death for Having Defended Samuel Paty, A Teacher Testifies”), Idèr Nabili, LCI, 2021-02-07. A philosophy teacher Didier Lemaire in the French town of Trappes, outside Paris, is

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Indonesia bans forced religious attire in schools

Indonesia bans forced religious attire in schools, BBC, 2021-02-05. Indonesia has banned public schools from making religious attire compulsory, after the story of a Christian student being pressured to wear a headscarf in class went viral. The 16-year-old girl was

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Does the EMSB Condone Child Abuse?

David Rand, Réal Boivin, Pierre Thibault Libres penseurs athées—Atheist Freethinkers, Association intervening in the case Hak versus AGQ 2020-12-24 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial of Bill 21 Does the EMSB Condone Child Abuse? (THIS

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Navid Afkari: Ban Iran from International Sports!

One Law For All 2020-09-15 Navid Afkari, a young Iranian wrestler, was executed by the Islamic regime in Iran on 12 September 2020 despite widespread local and international pressure. He was executed on trumped up murder charges because of his

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2020-08-22: First Apostasy Day

An initiative of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) which we, Libres penseurs athées—Atheist Freethinkers, endorse. 22 August 2020 is being established as the first Apostasy Day by an international coalition of ex-Muslim groups. Apostasy (ردة‎ or ارتداد) is

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