Opinions

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...

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...

AAI Condemns Invasion of Ukraine

AAI condemns in the strongest terms, Russia’s unprovoked military invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine. This aggression is in direct violation of international law and leaves Russia as a ...

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 mod...

No deberás: Cómo la religión distorsiona la libertad / Thou shalt not: How religion distorts freedom

En 1974, cuando nací, poco más del 2% de los mexicanos declaraba no ser católico o no tener religión. En Aguascalientes, la ciudad en que nací, menos del 1% de la población lo hacía1 (el total de habi...

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...