— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Fauzia Ilyas is the Founder and President of the Atheist & Agnostic Alliance Pakistan. This is an extremely dangerous country for freethinkers, especially women of the freethought community with the explicit title of atheist or agnostic, as known to most readers here. When we look at the contexts for women’s rights… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Gulalai Ismail lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2019). She is the Co-Founder of Aware Girls with Saba Ismail (a sister), and a human rights activist (Aware Girls, 2019). Her social activism and human rights work exists in a difficult area of the world compared to most humanists. She earned the International… Read more »
*From middle July but still relevant.* TORONTO – July 18, 2019 – PRLog — Humanist Canada continues to join a growing chorus of denunciation of the Government of Pakistan in its treatment of human rights campaignerGulalai Ismail, including Humanists International and other human rights groups. Denunciation followed by calls to drop the sedition charge against Ismail. Once more, we call on the Government… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen — According to Religion News, the case – known to several readers here – of Asia Bibi hit some of the news once more. Some secular Canadians took intrigue at this case because of the reason for the charges against Bibi, who, according to those making the charge, had blasphemed or committed… Read more »
Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 3-Nov-2018 to 9-Nov-2018.