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Raif Badawi’s 1000 Lashes: a book for liberty

“Freedom of speech is the air that any thinker breathes; it’s the fuel that ignites the fire of an intellectual’s thoughts.” Raif Badawi The title of his book 1000 Lashes and its subtitle Because I Say What I Think is all you need to know about the case of Raif …

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The founding of Israel

“The only thing worse than having the British as your enemies, is having as your allies” Unknown In 70 AD, Israel stopped being considered as the country of Hebrews. It was the year when the Romans took over Jerusalem. Some time later, Hadrian (78-138 AD) changed the name of the …

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A short dictionary of Islam – General notions and terms

This is a short, and mostly random, list of Islamic terms. It is not a comprehensive one; it is merely meant to explain some general notions of Islam, which you might have heard but don’t know what they mean. Islam                                     Submission Mohamed (570-632 AD) The last, and the most important, …

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What’s the problem Islam has with dogs?

Muslims tend to dislike dogs, especially outside the West. In Iran, they “arrest” dogs and move them to “undisclosed locations”, while their owners never receive a response from the police on their whereabouts. Guard dogs and hounds have always been allowed, and for as long as pet dogs were a …

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Satan of the Quran

[at the end of the article you can click to read the relevant verses of the Quran] When God formed Adam and Eve out of mud and blew his spirit into them, he called all of his angels to kneel in front of his creation. The only one who refused …

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Responding to apologists for Islam

As if the world doesn’t have enough experience of religious violence throughout its history to recognize it when it sees it, every time a new Islamic terrorist attack takes place a new debate is raised about whether it had anything to do with Islam or not. It is particularly the …

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Jesus of the Quran

Jesus is mentioned in the Quran in 93 verses but, while the person referenced is the same one as in the New Testament, the differences between the image Christianity provides us and the one in Islam are vast; and include historical and theological incompatibilities. [at the end of the article …

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