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Ex-Terrorist Spokesperson Named as Somalia's New Religion Minister P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic Somalian Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre appointed the former deputy leader and co-founder of the Islamist militant group al- Shabab as the new minister of religious affairs on August 2. Somalia’s Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre has appointed former deputy leader and co-founder of the Al-Shabab militant Mukhtar Robow as Minister …

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"Flood Jihad;" The Conspiracy that Muslims Manufactured Devastating Floods P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic As tensions rose between the religious communities of India, yet another anti-Muslim conspiracy theory became a heated topic of discussion. The “Flood Jihad” conspiracy claims that the Muslim community of Assam is responsible for the disastrous floods the state has seen in the past months. At least five Muslim men were …

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Armed Gunman Stalks Iranian-American Dissident Journalist P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic A man in Brooklyn was arrested on July 25th after being found armed with a loaded AK-47-type assault rifle outside the home of Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad. Alinejad, an Iranian expatriate and women’s rights advocate living in New York, has long been a target of the Islamic …

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“Education Jihad;” Indian School Under Fire for Interfaith Prayers P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic “Shiksha Jihad,” or the Jihad on education, has become an issue in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Florets International School, an English Medium Co-ed Institute, is at the center of the controversy. Parents and Pro-Hindu groups have registered a case against the private school. The school is accused of spreading Islamic teachings through …

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Child Marriage Survivor Executed for Murdering Husband in Iran P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic On July 27, the execution of three women was carried out in Iranian prisons. The accused women were all convicted and charged with killing their husbands. These three women were part of a recent execution spree that took the lives of 32 people in a single week. Soheila Abedi, Faranak Beheshti, …

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Iranian TV Airs Forced Confession by Anti-Compulsory Hijab Activist P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic On July 30, a 28-year-old writer, journalist, editor, and activist of forced hijab appeared on national TV, making her “confession” a few weeks after her disappearance. Sepideh Rashnu was arrested after a video circulated online of her being accosted on a Tehran bus by a veiled woman who rebuked Rashnu for …

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Anti-LGBT Christian College Probed by State of WA Amid Student Protests P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic Seattle Pacific University, a private Christian liberal arts university in the US state of Washington, is facing an investigation over an alleged prohibition of hiring members of the LGBT community. The school mandates that employees are not to engage in same-sex sexual activity, extramarital sex, and cohabitating before marriage. Washington state …

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Pro-Female Genital Mutilation Islamic Leader Tours UK Despite Uproar P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the head priest of the Shia Dawoodi Bohra community and a vocal advocate of Female Genital Mutilation, was granted a visit to the United Kingdom. He is scheduled for a talk in front of tens of thousands in London between July 29 to August 7. Anti-FGM campaigners are …

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Stop a preaching coach, FFRF urges N.C. school system lauryn@ffrf.org (Lauryn Seering) News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation Immediately halt the proselytizing activities of a local high school’s football coach, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is insisting to a North Carolina school district. A concerned Swain County Schools community member has informed the state/church watchdog that Sherman Holt, …

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American Students Sing Religious Oath of Loyalty to Iran's Supreme Leader P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic Muslim children in Houston, Texas, sang an Islamic religious song with lyrics swearing allegiance to Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. Mohammad Hanif Jazayeri, a London-based journalist of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, tweeted a video of the children singing. According to Jazayeri, Iran is “recruiting child soldiers in the …

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