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Another free speech murder in Dhaka: writer Washiqur Rahman is hacked to death

Today in Dhaka the blogger and satirist Washiqur Rahman was murdered not 500 yards from his house with meat cleavers in a brutal attack resembling that on Washiqur’s fellow bloggers Avijit Roy in February and Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2013. Following Avijit’s death, campaigners in Bangladesh and around the world called on Bangladesh to do more to […]

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The National Secular Society has awarded the staff of Charlie Hebdo the annual Secularist of the Year prize, for their courageous response to the terror attack on their Paris office.

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Human rights campaigners have reacted with concern to the news that Jordan is seeking to restrict freedom of expression on matters of religion. A new resolution tabled by Jordan at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) calls for ‘respect for religions and religious symbols’ and would legitimise attempts from states to criminalise speech deemed ‘defamation of religion’ or which offends […]

The post ‘Blasphemy law by the back door’: BHA and human rights campaigners condemn attempts to silence criticism of religion appeared first on British Humanist Association.

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Terry Pratchett’s funeral ceremony was held yesterday, and it was an important opportunity for his family to remember him and celebrate the wonderful life he led. Our funeral celebrant Kenneth Greenway conducted the moving humanist ceremony. Over a distinguished career, Terry brought happiness to audiences of all ages and charmed readers through his many humorous explorations of the human experience. In […]

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A California lawyer has proposed a “Sodomite Suppression Act” and warned of “God’s just wrath” should the state of California not put homosexuals to death.

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Jordan has introduced an emergency item to the next meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, calling for a ban on insulting religion or religious symbols.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson has described Anglican bishops with the automatic right to a seat in the House of Lords as “clerical fossils.”

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Street preacher Michael Overd has been found guilty of using “threatening” or “abusive” words after making homophobic remarks during a sermon delivered in Taunton High Street.

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The National Secular Society has welcomed an announcement from Home Secretary Theresa May that a future Conservative government would launch a review into so called ‘sharia courts’ operating in the UK.

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On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the High Court will hear whether one of the country’s leading state secondary schools has been selecting its pupils on ethnic and socio-economic grounds in its admissions policy, the British Humanist Association (BHA) can reveal. After what is believed to be the only time a school has been found […]

The post London Oratory School in High Court challenge to Schools Adjudicator’s ruling on discriminatory admissions policy appeared first on British Humanist Association.

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