Opinions

Iranian Woman Killed By Morality Police

Mehsa Amini, was a 22-year-old woman detained by the morality police for wearing an improper hijab, was beaten in their custody, went into a coma, and later passed away in a hospital. According to cla...

Sex, Race, Religion, & Class in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military had been terrorizing its people since 1962. In 1962, there was a student uprising against the military coup. As a result, the whole student union building of Yangon University, the ...

Anti-Colonial Legacy of Burmese Buddhist Monks: from Revolutionaries to Reactionary Ultranationalists

Myanmar, a country well known for its famous ancient Buddhist temples and pagodas, popular for its vipassana meditation practices, has a rich culture distinctly influenced by Buddhism. That said, it’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...

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...