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Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more than 70 countries and links all women who see ...

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Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
2010-03-30
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.

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After the Arab spring, the struggle continues on a university campus
A dispute between a secular academic and conservative Islamists threatens the peace at a Tunisian university
Brulliard, Karin
Article
2012
The Guardian
A university administrator takes a stand against religious extremism.
Against Fundamentalism and Imperialism - Review
Against The Current vol. 161
Usmani, Adaner
Article
2012
Against The Current
A view of the inside forces in Pakistan.
An apology for the Danish cartoon crisis
Hvidberg, Lars
Article
2014
Freedom House
One of the leading forces in the 2005–06 prophet Muhammad cartoon controversy, Danish Muslim activist Ahmed Akkari, now regrets his role as agitator and reveals a larger, more deliberate, and more vic...
Apostasy, Blasphemy and Free Expression in the Age of ISIS
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2015
The right to religion comes with a corresponding right to be free from religion.
Can You Pass The US Christian Right Quiz?
Rudolph, Jeffrey
Article
2012
Countercurrents
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Connexions Library: Religion Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on religion.
Free speech for me - you shut up
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
Ulli Diemer
The right to express offensive views is at the very heart of the principle of free speech.
God's plan for climate change
Sottile, J P
Article
2014
Ecologist
How, and why, does the US Right and its evangelical 'Christian' wing campaign for mal-education, ignorance, corporate dominance, and the profligate consumption of fossil fuels?
Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.
Knicker protest targets Hindu militants
Ramesh, Randeep
Article
2009
The Guardian
The socially conservative Hindu Sri Ram Sena (Lord Ram's Army) a group of vigilantes has attacked women in pubs and unwed couples, in an effort to protect what they call "Indian Culture". Indian women...
The Left and the Jihad
Halliday, Fred
Article
2006
OpenDemocracy
The left was once the principal enemy of radical Islamism. So how did old enemies become new friends?
Mali, Wahabis, and Saudis
Following the Money
Mountain, Thomas
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The impact of the Wahabi movement in Mali.
Multiculturalism fans the flames of islamic extremism
Malik, Kenan
Article
2005
Multiculturalism as lived experience enriches our lives. But multiculturalism as a political ideology has helped create a tribal Britain with no political or moral centre.
On Buddhist Fundamentalism
Hollywood, Please Take Note
Ali, Tariq
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Four years after the brutal assault on the Tamil population and the killing of between 8—10,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, there is trouble again. The saffron-robed fanatics, led by the BBS — Bodu...
On the Second Coming of Religion
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Wordpress
The question we should ask is not just: ‘What is it about religion that makes people believe or behave in certain ways?’ It is also: ‘What is it about contemporary societies that draws many people, bo...
Radical Islam, Nihilist Rage
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Muslims are not the only religious group involved in perpetrating horrors. From Christian militias in the Central African Republic reportedly eating their foes to Buddhist monks organizing anti-Muslim...
The return of religion - and other myths
Talk at a conference on 'Post-secularism', Utrecht, Netherlands, 11 January 2009
Malik, Kenan
Article
2009
Politics has became less about competing visions of the kinds of society people than a debate about how best to manage the existing political system. As the meaning of politics has become squeezed, so...
Rushdie rails against Islamic 'totalitarianism'
Article
2006
We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.
The St. Petersburg Declaration
Article
2007
We are secular Muslims, and secular persons of Muslim societies. We are believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between the free...
Sex segregation in UK universities – a step forward for the Muslim religious right
Helie Lucas, Marieme
Article
2013
Europe solidaire
The authorities of universities in the UK have made public their policy of bending to religious fundamentalists by condoning sex segregation on university premises. The education system is especially ...
Stephen Harper's Covert Evangelicalism
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2015
The Tyee
How an apocalyptic strain of Christianity guides Stephen Harper's policies and campaigning.
Understanding Harper's Evangelical Mission
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2012
The Tyee
Signs mount that Canada's government is beholden to a religious agenda averse to science and rational debate.
Using the divine for corporate power
Review of The Empire God Built
Cowan, Kirsten
Article
1998
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Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karima Bennoune (Book Review)
Droeber, Julia
Article
2013
Europe solidaire sans frontieres
Karima Bennoune, a US-based law scholar raised in Algeria, has written an account of the stories of numerous people whose lives have been scarred by Islamic fundamentalism and who decided, using a var...

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The Empire God Built
Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
Foege, Alec
Book
1996
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.


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