Atheist News & Events

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  • Lama Al Ghamdi

    Well-known Saudi preacher Fayhan Al Ghamdi murdered his five year old daughter Lama in 2012 because he had suspicions about her virginity. He may now get a pardon and escape punishment by paying blood money (Diyya) due to the financial difficulties of the victim's mother.

  • Chicago DOMA

    The Supreme Court may have invalidated California's ban on gay marriage and declared unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act, but whether to allow gay marriage is still a contested and complicated question in religious denominations.

  • Myanmar Extremism

    While this state of events seems to be a major issue for the international community, Ashin Wirathu gains more and more popularity in Myanmar, encouraging boycotting of Muslim businesses and stirring up nationalism among his followers, thus creating fear among the minority of Muslims.

  • Islam Banner

    Many people expected that the Arab Spring would result into greater religious freedom especially in the Middle East. However, a new Pew study shows that the Middle East has become more repressive than before the Arab Spring took place.

  • Alan Chambers

    The largest and oldest Christian group dedicated to "curing" homosexuality announced on Thursday that it would close its doors, citing the "years of undue suffering and judgment" that it caused.

  • Islamists Execute Teenager

    Members of an Al-Qaeda associated radical Islamic group executed a teenager in the presence of his mother and father as a punishment for what they claimed to be religious blasphemy.

  • Secularism and Islamism

    With the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, the Islamist Justice and Development Party, otherwise known as A.K.P, has planned to recreate Turkey's image into a "model nation" for Muslim countries. A.K.P aims to project this image of Turkey as being a nation where Islam and secularism mesh together harmoniously.

  • Noah's Ark

    In order to take advantage of millions in tax breaks, the project must be completed by May 2014. Currently, the project has access to $12.3 million in funding, with $12.7 million in committed donations. Given that completing the project is estimated to cost $150 million, it is not yet known whether or not Answers in Genesis will finish the project.


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