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Howard Burman steps down as President

Howard Burman, the AAI President, stepped down from the board today. With Howard moving on, we lose a leader and a friend. Howard joined the AAI board on November 20, 2017, starting out as the board s...

For a more peaceful world

Growing up in a religious country, I used to follow many influencers who also doubled as religious leaders. Despite the many differences in doctrine, I noticed that all these religious gatherings shar...

Mubarak Bala: Two Years in Prison Today

Arrest Two years ago today, Mubarak Bala was at home in Kaduna finishing breakfast with his housemate when he heard loud and persistent banging on his front door. Fearing an emergency, he rushed to op...

Bangladeshi author handed 4-year jail term for ‘offending Islam’

Bangladeshi author, Shahriar Dipu also known as Diarshi Arag, was handed a four-year prison sentence for ”offending Islam” in two books. Dipu’s book was banned by the high court of B...

Opinion – Raif Badawi is still not free

In March of 2012, Raif Badawi made worldwide headlines when he was imprisoned and sentenced to death on the charge of apostasy after he became prominent on social media with his demands for reform, se...

The erosion of secularism in Bangladesh

When the constitution of Bangladesh was drafted, the 34 members drafting committee looked into the texts that emerged from the ideologies of the enlightenment era, namely the U.S. Bill of Rights, the ...

Burmese Atheists struggle against Buddhist fundamentalism

It has been over a year that Myanmar is under the totalitarian regime of the Burmese military. This is something most international media wrote. The reality is that for over 7 decades we had been unde...

Press release by NonReligious Citizens and Exmuslims of Kerala

PRESS RELEASE March 16th Declared as International Day for Exposing Islamophobia and Combating Muslimophobia An international online event hosted by the NonReligious Citizens (NRC) and Exmuslims of Ke...

Mubarak Was Not Charged with Blasphemy

Many people are under the misapprehension that Mubarak Bala was charged and convicted of blasphemy. We see some Muslims celebrating Mubarak’s sentence under the illusion that blasphemy laws have achie...

‘Improper’ Hijab on Statue Sparks Upset

According to reports, the statue, which was recently put in one of Gorgan’s streets in Iran, has been removed for some repairs and will be reinstalled with some adjustments soon. Some defenders ...

Pakistani Lynch Mob Strikes Again

An enraged mob stoned a middle-aged man to death inside a mosque in a remote village in eastern Pakistan for burning the Quran. The mosque’s servant stated he witnessed a man burning the Quran b...