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Take Action: Support imprisoned atheist bloggers in Bangladesh

Help three imprisoned atheist bloggers achieve their freedom.

Access Supplied: Court says public library can’t block Pagan websites

In Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi classic Fahrenheit 451, books are burned as part of an extreme act of government censorship. Recently, it seems a Missouri public library was engaging in the 21st century equivalent of book burning by blocking access to Pagan websites.

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Earlier this year, the London School of Economics Student Union (LSESU) instructed the London School of Economics Student Union Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (LSESU ASH) to remove cartoons featuring Jesus and Mohammed from their Facebook page.

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CEMB supports Channel 4 documentary “Islam: The Untold Story”

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain would like to make public our support for Tom Holland’s Channel 4 documentary ‘Islam: The Untold Story’. We are indignant to learn that due to threats made on Holland, Channel 4 has cancelled a repeat screening of the historical inquiry into the origins of Islam similar to the kind of inquiry that has been applied to other religions and histories in Britain for many years. Watch it online!

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Protesters gathered outside Parliament Thursday to demand greater protection for free speech by reforming Section 5 of the Public Order Act. Section 5 of the Act outlaws “insulting words or behaviour”, but what exactly constitutes “insulting” is unclear and has resulted in many controversial police arrests. In 2008 a sixteen-year old boy was arrested for peacefully holding a placard that read “Scientology is a dangerous cult”.

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A full-page prepaid ad by the Freedom From Religion Foundation which had been accepted more than a month ago to run on Saturday, Aug. 25, was summarily refused a few days before publication by the Daily Standard in Celina, Ohio.

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Action Alert: Tell the President to speak out for jailed atheist Alexander Aan

Earlier this year, after stating on Facebook his doubt about the existence of God and posting some satirical cartoons about the prophet Muhammed, Alexander Aan was attacked by a mob, arrested for promoting atheism, and convicted of “disseminating information aimed at inciting religious hatred or hostility.” He was then sentenced to two and a half years in prison and saddled with an exorbitant fine. We at the Center for Inquiry have been working to win him his freedom with demonstrations and through diplomatic channels, and now we need your help to bring the President of the United States to his cause.

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Pissing match: Vatican sues over satirical magazine cover

In a move surely calculated to point out that nobody takes the Pope more seriously than he does, the Vatican has taken a satirical magazine to court over images of the Pope soiling himself with the headline, “The leak is found!”

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An elderly man who has put up a sign in his window stating that ‘Religions are fairy stories for adults’ has received a warning from Lincolnshire Police. John Richards was told that his sign might contravene the Public Order Act 1986, which dictates that it is an offence to display signs that are threatening, abusive or insulting, and could cause distress.

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A man in Boston, Lincolnshire has been warned by the police that if he puts up a small poster in his window that says “religions are fairy stories for adults” he could face arrest. Meanwhile, in Poland a popular singer known as Doda has lost an appeal over “offending religious feelings”.

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