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Rest in peace, Shahab Ahmed, prominent Islamic scholar from Pakistan

A beautiful sunny day…  and Shahab Ahmed’s funeral. His friends, including prominent scholars some of whom had known him for decades and traveled long distances to be there, like Kamran Ali Asdar and Shahnaz Rouse; many from Harvard like Homi Bhabha, Parimal Patil, Asad Ali Ahmed, Martha Minnow, Asim Khwaja; students and former students now themselves teachers; family members; all devastated and in shock. 895 more words

Blasphemy Laws

Fringe Festival 2015: Scottish human rights organisation defends freedom of religion and expression


Edinburgh: A Glasgow based human rights organisation, Global Minorities Alliance (GMA) was invited to participate in a discussion panel during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. 639 more words

Human Rights

Pakistan must end Aasia Bibi's ordeal

Aasia Bibi, a mother of five accused of blasphemy, will have her last chance of a court appeal hearing on the 22nd July 2015. The poor Christian mother was implicated in Pakistan’s draconian blasphemy laws after she had an argument with her Muslim co-workers in June, 2009.  514 more words

From GMA

Egypt Proposes ‘International Law to Criminalize Contempt of Religion’

Breitbart, by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D, June 8, 2015:

On Sunday, Egypt’s minister for Religious Endowments, Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, called for an “international law to  552 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Assassin’s Veto: Our Muhammad Ad Spurs D.C. Metro Transit Authority to Ban All ‘Issue’ Ads

As the otherwise secular media addresses him as “The Prophet Muhammad,” it’s clear that the assassin’s veto works.

by Robert Spencer

The winner is clear, and to the winner be the laurels. 512 more words


Coptic Teens and Teacher Jailed in Egypt

My latest article for WORLD turns to Egypt, where four teenage boys and their teacher are in prison over a video mocking ISIS. 96 more words

My Journalism

Shit that Pissed me Off - 5/15

Men’s Rights Idiots are Upset About Fury Road Even Though They Haven’t Seen it Yet

I haven’t seen the film yet.  I’m very much looking forward to the film and I have to admit, the fact a bunch of Men’s Rights jackasses are upset about the film makes me want to buy two tickets just to piss them off a little bit more. 1,069 more words

Shit That Pissed Me Off