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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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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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Religious censorship – the Salman Rushdie affair

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” Salman Rushdie   On Valentine’s Day 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini sent a different kind of love letter to Salman Rushdie through the Radio Tehran station. He issued a fatwa against him calling all Muslims on Earth to …

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