Killing for Allah: Saudi religious police willfully obstruct schoolgirls’ escape from fire because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress

BBC News reports: “Saudi Arabia’s religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress”. According to this story, the saving of 15 girls was prevented by the police—known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. Advertisements

SocialRank.com’s #1 atheist blog post for January 20, 2008

The Frame Problem was honoured today by SocialRank.com, a ranker of blogs and blog entries. SocialRank.com‘s atheist blog tracker ChallengeReligion.com 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┬ásounds even more ridiculous … Continue reading