Every time I think the idea of a religious accessories ban has finally been defeated and consigned to the dustbin of history, it rears its ugly head again. Frustration has driven me to write this series.
It’s been a long series, but I think I’ve debunked every argument made for religious accessories bans, and shown the very idea to be absurd, anti-secular, and offensive to human rights. There’s only thing left to discuss: the idea of limiting religious accessories bans to people in positions of coercive … Continue reading →
By Leo Igwe As I have earlier noted, raiding Caramelo nightclub was not about law enforcement. It was not a move to rectify an illegal use of a property or to combat noise pollution or traffic challenge in the city. The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) used these reasons to mask … Continue reading →
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen (based on Arabic to English translation by Melissa Krawczyk) *The Arabic script is at the bottom.* A prominent case of a writer shunted into jail within the freethought community, especially writers, is Raif Badawi. Badawi is a writer and dissident in Saudi Arabia, who is 35-years-old. … Continue reading →