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A Bill to Silence: Lamborn's Counter-BDS Legislation and Why It Can Be Unconstitutional

Vigilance is necessary to ensure that public employers do not use authority over employees to silence discourse, not because it hampers public functions, but simply because superiors disagree with the content of employees’ speech. 485 more words

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Family concerned imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi could face death penalty

MONTREAL — The wife of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi said Sunday that she has reason to believe authorities in Saudi Arabia are aiming to retry him on charges of apostasy. 310 more words


Jeffrey Tayler: Let's offend religion more often

I continue to be amazed and impressed by Jeffrey Tayler’s anti-theist writings at Salon (see here, here and here for earlier examples). And I’m nearly as amazed that… 1,221 more words


Freedom of Speech

Fire, fire, fire, fire. Now you’ve heard it. Not shouted in a crowded theatre, admittedly, as I seem now to have shouted it in the Hogwarts dining hall. 3,378 more words


The Crown of Life

Learning news that ‘the most wanted’, in the West at least, is a young man educated in a Church of England school in west London, should show us, not the importance of freedom of speech as much as, the importance of the principles of justice and righteousness as underpinning foundations in education. 378 more words

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Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty

By Chris Green
The Independent

Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger whose punishment of 1,000 lashes has prompted international condemnation, may now face the death penalty. 213 more words

Drawing Mohammed: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

(My own contribution to the genre is below, the last item under “The Bad”.)

You’ll have heard about the Charlie Hebdo shooting in January, when Muslim gunmen killed the editor in chief and apparently more than a third of the… 1,325 more words