Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins chat God, politics in final interview

British-born journalist and atheist intellectual Christopher Hitchens, who made the United States his home and backed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, died on 15 December 2011 at the age of 62. Hitchens died in Houston of pneumonia, a complication [...]

Sean Faircloth, Naked Ladies and Mormons

Sean Faircloth, Director of Strategy and Policy for the US branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, discusses his new book, Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All—and What We Can Do About It, [...]

Inheritance of loss

The amendment to the Hindu Succession Act in 2005 has done little to empower women to claim their rightful share of family wealth. There is a bizarre Indian inheritance law if a childless widow dies intestate,everything that belongs to her goes [...]

The burqa is a war on women

A bizarre form of political correctness is preventing us from an open discussion about what is, in fact, female subjugation. It would seem there are some things in Australia we are not allowed to discuss. A ban on the burqa is clearly one of [...]

Johann Hari: Islamists, their victims, and hypocrisy

On the day we allowed two al-Qa’ida members to remain, two other young people waited for the police to see them, and hand them over to men who will kill them Should Britain be giving refuge to Islamic fundamentalists, while sending the [...]

It takes faith to have a child, faith in mankind’s purpose

The Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks of Aldgate, warned today that Europe was dying because the growth of secularism had made people too selfish to have children. Its loss of a tolerant religious culture made it vulnerable to the advance of fundamentalism, [...]

Education for Muslim girls important and mandatory: Fatwa

With reference to the earlier article “Stop meddling in our lives and stick to praying“, a new fatwa stating that “Education for Muslim girls important and mandatory” After fatwas by Darul Uloom Deoband that it was un-Islamic [...]

Behavioral screening — the future of airport security?

Keep your shoes and belts on: Waiting in long airport security lines to pass through metal detectors may soon be a thing of the past. Security experts say focus is shifting from analyzing the content of carry-ons to analyzing the content [...]

Stop meddling in our lives and stick to praying

Prominent women have slammed as “retrograde” and “interfering” the fatwa issued by the Darul Uloom of Deoband against women going to work alongside men. Reacting strongly to the decree, Anhad founder and social activist [...]

Maria Maltseva – The Discovery Institute about intelligent design

Maria is an editor, writer and attorney from Washington State in the US, and is well known in the Skeptics community in the US. She spoke to me about the Discovery Institute and the agenda they are trying to push in science classes in [...]