Atheist Republic News Summary: Half of UK thinks Islam is incompatible with

p>1. UP man ‘loses’ wife in gambling, lets friends gang-rape her
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2568436606576516
Location: Jaunpur district, India
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2. Christian Mom: Women Are More Unsafe Today Because of Feminism
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2572042222882621
Location: USA

3. Nearly half of UK adults think Islam is ‘incompatible’ with British values
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2563926513694192
Location: UK

4. Woman breaks down as she is publicly whipped 100 times for having pre-marital sex with her boyfriend in Indonesia
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2560883733998470
Location: Indonesia

5. Study says Germans are religiously tolerant except on Islam and Muslims
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2564219363664907
Location: Germany

6. Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides said this week... the cancellation of speaker Armin Navabi, an ex-Muslim turned atheist and secular activist, at Mount Royal University in March are good examples of what this policy should prevent
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2568130426607134
Location: Canada

7. The “Team Mitch” Boys Choking a Cutout of AOC Attend a Christian School
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2575399399213570
Location: USA

8. Lincolnshire non-Muslim girls asked to wear hijab for a day
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2571635596256617
Location: Lincolnshire, eastern England

9. Millions of Muslims prepare to perform the hajj amid calls for a boycott
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2577241279029382
Location: Worldwide

10. TX Lt. Gov. Blames El Paso Shooting on Not Letting Kids “Pray in Our Schools”
https://www.facebook.com/130148817071986/posts/2570051929748317
Location: Texas

1. A man addicted to gambling and alcohol, bet his wife after running out of money and allowed his friends to gang-rapeher after losing the stake.

The incident took place in Jaunpur district and after the incident, the victim went to court when the police refused to take action on her complaint. Following a court order, an FIR has been registered in Jaffarabad police station in Jaunpur district. Reports said her husband’s friend Arun and relative Anil often used to visit their house for drinking and gambling. One particular day, last month, her husband put her on stake while gambling with Anil and Arun. On losing, Arun and Anil gang-raped her. After the incident, the victim went to her maternal uncle’s house. Her husband followed her there, asking for forgiveness and said that it was a mistake.

After he apologised, she went back with him in his car. On their way, her husband stopped the car and allowed his friends to gang-rapeher once again.

2. Lori Alexander, a Christian blogger, is convinced that women aren’t safe today (as opposed to throughout human history) because of feminism. Alexander believes the solution to campus and workplace violence isn’t to make those places more accountable for women… but for women to avoid them altogether. She then includes snippets from her readers about all the ways that feminism has endangered women: They got assaulted when working as waitresses. They feared walking home from work alone late at night. They were harassed on college campuses. And when there was no father in the picture, they became promiscuous (no citation provided). Therefore, they imply, working outside the home or getting a higher education should be avoided at all costs.

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3. A survey suggests that almost a third of UK adults think Islam encourages Muslims to carry out acts of violence against non-Muslims. It found nearly half (48 per cent) think the religion is ‘incompatible’ with British values. The poll, which questioned 2,077 people of different ages, genders and regions, showed how ‘misunderstood’ the religion is in the UK, said the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Two thirds (67 per cent) of the public agreed most Brits have a negative view of Islam, while 58 per cent believe Islamophobia is widespread in the UK.

4. A woman cried as she pleaded with a masked sharia officer to stop whipping her in a public ceremony in Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on July 31. The 22-year-old woman, who was being punished for having pre-marital sex, was among three people who were publicly whipped 100 times.

Dozens of people watched as the two men and the woman were caned in a stadium in Lhokseumawe, some 170 miles from the provincial capital Banda Aceh.

Flogging is used as punishment for a range of offences in the region at the tip of Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage.

5. According to a recent study by the German Bertelsmann Stiftung, religious tolerance is widespread in Germany - but that does not apply to all religions.

The results of a recent study by the Germany-based Bertelsmann Stiftung foundation showed that half of Germans perceive Islam as a threat. Researchers from the organisation found that 87 percent of those surveyed are generally open to other worldviews except when it came to Islam.

6. Alberta’s 26 publicly funded post-secondary institutions will have more time to rework their free speech policies, Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides. After declaring it will be “required” of colleges and universities across the province to either fully adopt or take from the Chicago Principles in their school’s free speech policies, Nicolaides had set a deadline for drafts to be submitted by Sept. 23, with the policy to be in place by Oct. 15. He added the suspension of a University of Lethbridge professor for “particular comments” made and the cancellation of speaker Armin Navabi, an ex-Muslim turned atheist and secular activist, at Mount Royal University in March are good examples of what this policy should prevent.

7. A picture of a bunch of young white boys wearing “Team Mitch” shirts holding up a cardboard cutout of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while pretending to choke her and kiss her. Some of those boys attend Lexington Christian Academy, a private religious school whose mission is to “glorify Christ.” The school's leaders released a statement on the incident.

8. Non-Muslim girls in Lincolnshire are being asked to wear a hijab for a day to raise awareness of discrimination.

Ghada Mohamed said she came up with the idea in response to a number of incidents where girls wearing hijabs were subjected to abuse.

The campaigner, who is a member of the Lincoln Muslim Sisters Forum, said it would lead to better understanding.

She hopes secondary schools across the county will sign up. The hijab day, to be held in November, will help non-Muslim children learn more about what it is like to wear a hijab, and the reasons behind it, she said.

9. This year’s pilgrimage has been marred by regional politics and an unprecedented call to boycott the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The boycott was brought to prominence in April when Libya’s Grand Mufti, Sadiq al-Gharawani, called on Muslims not to travel for the hajj, alleging the revenues were being used against civilians in the Yemen war. The boycott calls spread through social media, finding supporters around the world.

10. Appearing on Fox & Friends, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick got plenty of attention for blaming video games even though the shooter made it clear he was following through on Donald Trump‘s anti-Hispanic rhetoric.

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