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Ex-Radical Maajid Nawaz: “We Can’t Ignore Islam’s Link To Terror”

By Adi Chowdhury   In the wake of the global phenomenon of jihadism that the world finds itself entwined in, Maajid Nawaz has offered insight into his take on radicalism on a recent LBC show. He compares denying the role of Islam in radicalism to ignoring the role of Christianity in the Inquisition. Read his analysis… Continue reading Ex-Radical Maajid Nawaz: “We Can’t Ignore Islam’s Link To Terror”

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Buddhist temples burnt down and plundered after Chinese woman told local mosque to turn down volume of Islamic prayer

By Adi Chowdhury The early hours of Saturday in North Sumatra were left dazed in the wake of a barbaric attack on Buddhist temples, plundered and burnt. And the reason for this violence? The incitement? Perhaps because Buddhists were burning Qur’an? Or maybe the Buddhists desecrated the Mosques? Or the Buddhists delivered threats against Muslims?… Continue reading Buddhist temples burnt down and plundered after Chinese woman told local mosque to turn down volume of Islamic prayer

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Non-Conference 2016, annual assembly of skeptics and freethinkers, to be held in Niagara Falls. This year’s primary theme? Jihadism

By Adi Chowdhury After a largely successful event in Kitchener, Ontario, last year,  one of the most enormous annual conferences for secular freethinkers has announced its highly anticipated return in 2016. The Non-Conference, as it is named, has officially stated  that it will be held in Niagara Falls this August, on the 12th and 13th. Click here… Continue reading Non-Conference 2016, annual assembly of skeptics and freethinkers, to be held in Niagara Falls. This year’s primary theme? Jihadism

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Richard Dawkins outraged that “accusing Bernie Sanders of atheism” is used to undermine his campaign

By Adi Chowdhury   Richard Dawkins has not minced his words when lamenting the deplorable perception of atheists that the world harbors. In light of the DNC email leak revealing that Bernie Sanders’ campaign was maligned and sabotaged by anti-atheist bigotry, Dawkins has voiced his “outrage” that being an atheist is clearly an impediment to… Continue reading Richard Dawkins outraged that “accusing Bernie Sanders of atheism” is used to undermine his campaign

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Nine Islamic militants killed in gunfight in Bangladesh after shouting “God is Great” and Opening Fire on Police

By Adi Chowdhury Police in Bangladesh have killed nine suspected Islamist militants after a gun battle in Dhaka, officials said. One other militant was injured and taken to a hospital. A military hideout in the Kallyanpu neighborhood in Dhaka was raided by the Bangladesh police force as well as the RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) early Tuesday morning.… Continue reading Nine Islamic militants killed in gunfight in Bangladesh after shouting “God is Great” and Opening Fire on Police

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The Lady Who Valued Liberty and Enlightenment Over Religion (And Was Killed for It)

By Adi Chowdury   Let’s set the scene. It’s early on a summer night. The stars had just slipped out of the darkness, illuminating the lonely fibers of nighttime as they revealed themselves, splayed and strewn across the sky of Bangladesh. The perpetual buzz and bustling of people in the streets during the day had… Continue reading The Lady Who Valued Liberty and Enlightenment Over Religion (And Was Killed for It)

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This Video Emphasizes Why “Blasphemy” and Criticism Cripples Organized Religion

By Adi Chowdhury “To appreciate satire, sometimes you need to lay a whole foundation of acceptance of criticism by others. And being at peace with being put on the spot and being responsible for your actions. Sadly, many of these elements are not present in that part of the world. And this is why satire… Continue reading This Video Emphasizes Why “Blasphemy” and Criticism Cripples Organized Religion