Confronting Jihadist Narratives and Islam-based Phobias in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe Introduction While there has been much talk on insulting the prophet of Islam, there has not been enough focus on Islam-based phobias, that is, strands of hatred that draw from Islamic beliefs and practices, texts, and traditions. In this piece, I use the story of Gandoki and … Continue reading

Black Secular Organizations Call for Urgent Release of Mubarak Bala

By Black Skeptics Group Los Angeles, Black Nonbelievers, Inc, and Women of Color Beyond Belief SAN FRANCISCO – May 5, 2020 – PRLog — Black Skeptics Group Los Angeles, Black Nonbelievers, Inc., and Women of Color Beyond Belief unequivocally condemn the detention of Mubarak Bala, President of the Nigerian Humanist Association, and call for his release … Continue reading

Insulting Prophets: Between Islamic Totalitarianism and Tolerant Pluralism

By Leo Igwe  The arrest Mubarak Bala has compelled a revisit of the issue of insulting prophets. Some muslims filed a petition complaining that Mubarak Bala insulted the prophet of Islam. They are asking the police to investigate and prosecute him. Others are threatening to kill him. From time to time, … Continue reading

Humanist Canada calls for release of Nigerian Humanist President

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 5, 2020 – PRLog — Canadian Humanists are supporting calls from Humanists International to have Mubarak Bala released from a Nigerian jail. Bala, who is president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested by Nigerian police April 28 following a … Continue reading

Mubarak Bala: Speak Out Against Religious Tyranny in Kano

By Leo Igwe  Today marks a week since the police arrested Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala in Kaduna. They later transferred him to Kano. His arrest was over a post that he made on Facebook, which some Muslims said insulted Prophet Muhammad. The whereabouts of Bala is unknown. The police have refused … Continue reading

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