Bill Warner: A False Hope of a Reformed Islam

What is worse, these young Muslims who organized the event – well, more than a few of them have a history of vitriolic anti-Semitism…it was nothing more that a publicity stunt.

Crowdfunding the Magna Carta documentary

We are all children of the Magna Carta!

OK, being an immigrant to The West,  I am an adoptive child of the Magna Carta – and that much more appreciative of her!!!

John Robson is making a documentary on the Magna Carta, just in time for her 800th anniversary.

And not wanting to be beholden to any pressure from potential funders, he is crowdsourcing the funding – through Kickstarter:  the kicker with Kickstarter is that unless you raise the full amount, you get nothing…

So, please, if you can, do support this most worthy enterprise!


This project will only be funded if at least $75,000 is pledged by Mon, Mar 16 2015 2:29 PM EST.

We tell the story of Magna Carta, foundation of our rights: freedom’s unlikely origins, remarkable triumphs and modern challenges.

Christopher Hitchens – Don’t Bow to Islam

We cannot be reminded of this often enough:

“Be Careful With Mohammed”: Muslim Action Forum launches “legal strategy” to stop publication of insults to Mohammed

From National Secular Society:

The Muslim Action Forum (MAF), which staged a protest outside Downing Street against Charlie Hebdo in February, has launched a “legal strategy” to stop insults against Mohammed.

The organisation is also asking supporters to “lobby your MP” to make “Islamophobia” a criminal offence.

They state that they intend “to launch a series of legal challenges in the English Court system” because “depictions of our Holy Prophet peace be upon Him is the worst kind of ‘Hate Crime’ that can be perpetrated on the 3 million Muslims in the UK and 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide.”

The group says that they have “devised a legal strategy to prevent the continuous insulting and derogatory publications depicting and abusing the personality of our Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him.”

In a press release published shortly after the demonstration in February 2015, the MAF set out details of their plan to outlaw depicting Mohammed in the UK, through “amendment of some existing legislation and the presentation of a Private Members Bill that promotes the idea of Global Civility.”

They describe “Global Civility” as a “new direction” and argue that the “desecration” of “collective human dignity”, through “insult, denigration or humiliation is morally and ethically wrong”. Their website rails against “reckless and malicious expressions”.

They urge the 100,000 Muslims who they claim signed their petition to lobby their MPs and all candidates standing in the General Election. The MAF makes a number of suggestions including three specific questions which they ask supporters to direct to their MPs.’

Well, that’s not good.

Getting 100 000 signatures?!?!?

I guess us blasphemers ought to prepare for being burned at the proverbial stake for now – and a literal one soon!

Flemming Rose: The Tyranny of Silence

Pat Condell: Free Speech on Campus

Cartoons of Muhammad from 100 years ago

What an interesting article!

It tells the story of a satirical magazine published in Tbilisi a century ago, using satirical cartoons to promote women’s equality, individual rights and secularism…


How Muslim Azerbaijan had satire years before Charlie Hebdo

An Azeri woman points to a building with windows, which is a prison, while on their right is a house of Muslim women with none. Picture: Courtesy of the Azerbaijan National Library. In this cartoon, the magazine depicts a prison with windows and a house of Muslim women with none
This cartoon from 1909 had a pretty short explanation: “Pilgrimage to Hajj”. This 1909 cartoon, Pilgrimage to Hajj, had a pretty clear message
He also depicted Muhammad.
Very interesting read indeed…
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