The irony of the Islamist response to cartoon depictions of Muhammed: Imply that Islam is a terrorist religion and Muslims will terrorize you

PZ Myers addresses the irony of the Islamist response to those non-Muslims who would dare blaspheme against Islam. He says “it’s simply stupid to try and protest accusations that you are violent by committing acts of violence.” Advertisements

Over 130,000 Muslims have demanded that Wikipedia take down depictions of Muhammed.

In yet another attempt to make non-Muslims follow the rules of Islam, thousands of self-righteous Islamists have signed a petition pressuring Wikipedia to remove depictions of Muhammed. I would post those pictures here but I don’t want to risk getting sent to the hospital. Are you proud of yourselves, now? A message to Islamists: If … Continue reading

Reply from US Afghanistan Embassy

This morning I received a reply to my email to the American Afghanistan Embassy regarding the death penalty assigned to Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh. Here is the email that I sent:

Free Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh (My email to the Afghani US Embassy)

To whom it may concern: I am writing to express my deepest disgust at the decision to put Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh to death for reading and distributing literature that opposes the Koran’s expressed views on the treatment of women. This is absolutely deplorable. Any belief system worth the paper on which it is written should … Continue reading

23 year old Afghani sentenced to death for publishing article critical of treatment of women in the Quran

Ed Brayton reports that 23 year old Afghani student and journalist, Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh, has been sentenced to death in Afghanistan on the charge of blasphemy for having had the gall to publish an article online in which he criticizes the treatment of women in the Quran. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has … Continue reading

Ed Brayton rips Ray Comfort a new one. Yes Ray, you are an idiot.

A few weeks ago I posted an article entitled Ed Brayton rips Joe Farah a new one. Yes Joe, waterboarding is torture. Well this time he has done it to Ray “the banana is the atheist’s worst nightmare” Comfort. Brayton’s full post is presented below.

Could we hold the ultimate atheist conference?!

Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist, best known for having sold his soul on eBay, has opened discussion on the topic of having a MAJOR atheist/nontheist/secularist/humanist/freethinker conference in 2010. The conference would bring people from across the continent together to meet, network, exchange ideas, establish new directions and concerns for secular activism, and show Washington, the … Continue reading’s #1 atheist blog post for January 20, 2008

The Frame Problem was honoured today by, a ranker of blogs and blog entries.‘s atheist blog tracker has recognized “Freedom of expression doesn’t mean the right to offend”; Dutch government bracing self for violent Muslim protest to anti-Muslim film as the #1 atheist blog post for January 20, 2008.

“Freedom of expression doesn’t mean the right to offend”; Dutch government bracing self for violent Muslim protest to anti-Muslim film

False. Freedom of expression does entail freedom to offend. In fact, in many ways freedom of expression is the right to offend. No one ever fought for the right to say nonoffensive things. No one ever censored nonoffensive statements. The ludicrous suggestion that freedom of expression does not apply to offensive statements—it sounds even more ridiculous … Continue reading

The Koran in Question? Powerful new evidence against Islam?

A secret archive of ancient Islamic text which could challenge the very core of the truth value of Islam’s claim of Allah has surfaced after 60 years of suppression.