Freedom from Religion

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The Affirmations of Humanism: A Statement of Principles
Article
1997
Principles of secular humanism.
Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?
Russell, Bertrand
Article
Apostasy, Blasphemy and Free Expression in the Age of ISIS
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2015
The right to religion comes with a corresponding right to be free from religion.
Ayatollah BBC and #ExMuslimBecause
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2015
Whilst we mourn our dead in Paris, we must not forget the countless others killed by ISIS and Islamists, including this very month in Lebanon, Nigeria, Mali, Iraq, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghani...
50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists
Blackford, Russell; Schuklenk, Udo (eds.)
Book
2009
A collection of essays from international figures in fields of academia, science, literature, media and politics who explain why they are atheists.
Infidel
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
Book
2007
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali woman who escaped a forced marriage and moved to the Netherlands, where she became a spokeswoman for Muslim women's rights. She tells the story of how her experiences led h...
Islam and De-Islamisation
Hekmat, Mansoor
Article
1999
Karl Marx and Religion
Smith, Cyril
Article
2005
For Marx, to positively assert that God does not exist is childish. “Man makes religion, religion does not make man. ... The struggle against religion is, therefore, indirectly the struggle against th...
The Perils of Faith-Based Multiculturalism: The Case of Shari'a in Canada
Rahnema, Saeed
Article
2006
Conservative religious leaders have become more vocal and demanding, and governments are giving in to their demands without much regard for the serious consequences for democracy and citizens’ rights.
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Religous Freedom and Authoritarian Atheists
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Many contemporary atheists adopt an unpleasantly authoritarian stance. Many now demand, in the name of ‘reason’ or ‘science’, state restrictions or bans on views that might cause ‘harm’. It is a stran...
The Right to Offend
Bonbnell, Kenneth H.
Article
1990
Humans do have a right to offend other humans, especially in presenting dissent from the views with which many people seem to be very content. This includes those views called religious.
Skeptical Inquirer: The Magazine for Science and Reason - Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to t...
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism
Bennoune, Karima
Book
2013
Karima Bennoune interviews 300 people from 30 countries to report on a largely invisible group of people: Muslim opponents of fundamentalism. They remain largely invisible, lost amid the heated cover...
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karima Bennoune (Book Review)
Droeber, Julia
Article
2013
Karima Bennoune, a US-based law scholar raised in Algeria, has written an account of the stories of numerous people whose lives have been scarred by Islamic fundamentalism and who decided, using a var...

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Apostates of Islam
An organization of former Muslims.
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
We, non-believers, atheists, and ex-Muslims, are establishing or joining the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain to insist that no one be pigeonholed as Muslims with culturally relative rights nor deemed...
Secular Web
The Secular Web is owned and operated by the Internet Infidels, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to defending and promoting a naturalistic worldview on the Internet. In the words o...
Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more 70 countries and...
Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime
Dem Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime geh”ren Menschen an, die entweder den muslimischen Glauben aufgegeben haben oder die niemals Muslime waren, wenngleich sie aufgrund ihrer Herkunft aus einem sog. "muslimi...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more than 70 countries and links all women who see ...

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After the Arab spring, the struggle continues on a university campus
A dispute between a secular academic and conservative Islamists threatens the peace at a Tunisian university
Brulliard, Karin
2012
A university administrator takes a stand against religious extremism.
Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.
Making blasphemy an offence takes Europe back several centuries
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders condemns #with the utmost firmness# a new defamation law in Ireland that establishes blasphemy as an offence punishable by a fine of up to 25,000 euros. The law took effect o...
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
2009
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.

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Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.