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Blasphemy Sentences Appealed Today

Our lawyers were in court today to save Yahaya Sharif-Aminu's life. Details here.

The Actress and the Zealot Stoking Blasphemy Fires in Nigeria

Zealous Muslim, Lawal Muhammad Gusau, has weighed in on the incident involving popular Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau. The actress posted photos of herself wearing a backless dress on her Instagram a...

Why AAI Supports Freedom of Expression

Salman Rushdie If you are in your forties or older, you will remember the publication of Salman Rushdie’s book The Satanic Verses in September 1988. When publisher Viking Penguin, took on this n...

France’s Battle Against Authoritarianism

At the heart of the French Enlightenment rests a cardinal premise: ‘Sapere aude – Dare to be wise.’ But what does that mean, exactly? And what role has it played in the construction of modern hu...

Atheist woman among the favorites to be the next Governor of Puerto Rico

Tomorrow is a very important day, not only because it is a general election day in the United States of America and its territories, but because tomorrow the atheist community makes history once again...

The Sad Departure of the Amazing Randi

The world lost The Amazing James Randi on October 20, 2020, aged 92. It may seem odd to eulogize a professional deceiver, but magicians deceive overtly: we know they are performing tricks for entertai...

Mubarak Bala: Best News for 24 Weeks

Mubarak Bala’s fundamental human rights enforcement case was finally heard in a high court in Abuja today—almost 24 weeks after it was first filed and 25 weeks after Mubarak was incarcerated. Mu...

Is the Universe Indifferent?

In a discussion with a theist, I stated that one of the most basic observations we can make about the world, when looking at it objectively, is that there is no god protecting anyone. As far as we can...

Mubarak is Alive!

After the heartbreaking possibility that Mubarak Bala had been killed in prison, I am delighted to say, the email claiming his death was fake. He is alive and well and has been allowed to make some &#...

The Erosion of Secular Democratic Values

There is a worrying trend: the erosion of democratic values in a number of supposedly secular countries around the world. In the United States, Christian Nationalists are in the throes of ecstatic rap...

Has Mubarak Bala Been Killed?

Hass Mubarak Bala been killed? A source claims a fake autopsy is being carried out on him.

Secular Principles of the American Founding Fathers

America’s liberties are under threat. American Christian nationalists want to establish a theocracy, one dogmatically guided just as those Islamic countries under sharia law. One of their central talk...