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The Story of a Bangladeshi ex-Muslim Writer

Ashanour Rahman Khan is an ex-Muslim from Bangladesh seeking asylum in Sweden. He'll be appearing in an exclusive interview with AAI's John Richards today.

Yahaya Sharif-Aminu: AAI will Appeal his Death Sentence

On August 10, Judge Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani at the Upper Shariah Court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of Kano State, Nigeria, sentenced 22, year-old singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death by hanging...

A Sunday School Story Not Fit For Children

This is going to be a break from the usual type of blog I write. Why? Well, the psychological effects religious indoctrination has on a child’s mind is something I take seriously. This is a pers...

Mubarak’s Wife Appeals to Nigerian Senate

Today marks a grim milestone. Mubarak Bala has been held by police in Kano State, Nigeria for 100 days without access to his lawyers or his family and without appearing in court. His whereabouts remai...

What Would a Secular World Look Like?

A secular world doesn’t guarantee a better one. However, I won’t refrain from addressing the largest impediment to achieving one, religion, just because there are others. The type of secul...

Faith as Biohazard

Can God save you from the coronavirus? Of course not. Do people believe that it can? Absolutely. From throwing events to intentionally expose yourself to the virus to exorcising demons that they say h...

Kano Police Chief Rips up Court Order

By law, everyone detained by police in Nigeria has an absolute right to legal representation and to be charged within 48 hours or be released. Unless you are an atheist. And you are arrested in Islami...

Mrs Amina Mubarak Tells Her Story

Today, Mubarak Bala’s wife speaks publicly for the first time on the stress and pain of living without her husband and not knowing where he is or whether he is alive. We spoke to her live from N...

Mubarak Bala: Putting His Accuser To The Test

S.S. Umar & Co is a small legal practice operating from a modest office located at 328 Zoo Road, Kano in Northern Nigeria. The principal, one Salisu Salisu Umar, combines his legal work with prope...

MICHAEL SHERLOCK

The disciplinary committee of the Atheist Alliance International board met today with our Executive Director, Michael Sherlock. The meeting was to review a series of Tweets that took place on Monday t...

Sudan Sweeps Away Discriminatory Laws

Photo Credit: BBC You may remember the case of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, a pregnant Sudanese woman who was sentenced to be hanged after she married a Christian man in 2014. She managed to flee Sudan...