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Greek Court Recognises Atheism as Ground for Asylum

Ali (not his real name), was born to a Sunni Muslim family in Pakistan. He grew up a practicing Muslim but, in 2015, horrified and repulsed by the Taliban’s atrocities against innocents, he left Islam...

Two Iranians on Trial for Blasphemy

On April 23, the death sentence of two prisoners who are being held in Arak prison in Iran on the charge of Sab-Al-Nabi was announced. According to Islamic law in Iran, anyone who insults the Prophet ...

Burmese Monk Against Human Rights

In a shocking video sent to AAI by affiliate Burmese Atheists, a senior monk derides the protestors and their demands for human rights, particularly over gay marriage which he prays never happens in M...

The American Humanist Association Cancels Dawkins

The American Humanist Association Board has voted to withdraw the 1996 Humanist of the Year Award it bestowed on the respected evolutionary biologist and internationally renowned atheist, skeptic, and...

Iranian women protest the obligatory hijab

In early December 2017, Vida Movahed, known as ‘the Girl of Enghelab Street’ stood on a Junction box in Tehran’s Enghelab Street without a veil and lifted her white scarf to protest compulsory v...

AAI-supported campaign for secular education in Greece

On February 15, 2021, the First Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) posted on its publicly accessible website the fact that it had notified the Government of Greece of the applicatio...

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...

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...

Iran Executes Father of Two for Drinking

Quran 47:15 says there are rivers of water that do not alter, rivers of milk that never change their taste and rivers of wines that are very delicious to those who drink. There are also rivers of hone...

Long Live Aurat March!

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year. This day is aimed to help eliminate discrimination against women and help women participate equally in global development. However, the...

Ignoble Treatment of Atheists in Colombia

Atheists in Colombia, known for its cultural diversity, are living as inferior citizens. They are discriminated against in families, in schools and in the workplace. A report by Sven Hanfstaengl. Reli...

Tyranny over atheists, LGBT under new Brazil gov’t

President Bolsonaro heralds the end of freedom The new regime of right-wing leader Jair Messias Bolsonaro in Christian-dominated Brazil will intensify the suppression of atheists, LGBT and religious m...