April 3, 2012

Reporting FGM in Liberia gets journalist threats

Tribal leaders in Liberia in Western Africa have threatened a local journalist with female genital mutilation (FGM) after […]
January 31, 2012

Tunisia blasphemy trial becomes battleground for freedom of expression

In Tunisia, a blasphemy trial has become a battleground for freedom of expression vs. Islam. Via:[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/world/africa/tunisia-navigates-a-democratic-path-tinged-with-religion.html?hp]
December 31, 2011

In a display of brute strength by Egyptian Islamists, a Christian student accused of posting a drawing of Muhammad on Facebook has been arrested by Egyptian authorities

Egyptian authorities have detained a Coptic Christian student accused of posting a drawing of Islam’s prophet on Facebook […]
November 9, 2011

Text books in Pakistani schools foster prejudice and intolerance of Hindus and other religious minorities, while most teachers view non-Muslims as “enemies of Islam,” according to a study by a U.S. government commission released Wednesday.

Text books in Pakistani schools foster prejudice and intolerance of Hindus and other religious minorities, while most teachers […]
October 13, 2011

Iran actress sentenced to one year in jail for criticizing regime on free speech

Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in […]
September 28, 2011

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks was the target of a planned attack in Gothenburg earlier this month, according to reports.

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has received death threats for drawing cartoons of the Propher Mohammed, was the […]
July 25, 2011

With satire, a woman’s magazine tackles taboos in Turkey

Launched in March and produced by women cartoonists and women writers only, Bayan Yani, a Turkish magazine, has […]
June 12, 2011

U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors

The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents […]
May 23, 2011

The Islamists’ Enablers: The Western Sellout to Sharia Law

Wafa Sultan defends freedom of expression in Western countries against political Islam. via:[http://www.hudson-ny.org/2135/islamists-western-sharia-law]
April 10, 2011

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: ‘Indirectly, I was being set up for murder’

In an interview with the British Guardian, Ayaan describes how the Dutch government, which had encouraged her to […]
April 6, 2011

Saudi teacher probed over alleged anti-Islam comments

A Saudi university is investigating a female professor after receiving complaints from students that she made anti-Islam comments […]
April 4, 2011

Inside the Massacre at Afghan Compound

Officials are painting the weekend killings at the United Nations mission in northern Afghanistan’s largest city–which sparked cascading […]
April 1, 2011

Afghanistan: United Nations workers beheaded in attack on compound

Eight foreign employees of the United Nations in Afghanistan have been killed after protesters overran their compound in […]
March 29, 2011

In our silence, Muslim Americans essentially collaborate with the Islamists

Qanta Ahmed writes that “claims of ‘McCarthyism’ in the wake of the Peter King hearings threaten to suffocate […]
March 24, 2011

UN rights body ditches call to condemn religious “defamation”, focuses on freedom of belief

The UN’s top human rights body has replaced its traditional condemnation of religious “defamation” with a resolution underlining […]
March 3, 2011

Turkish police crack down on journalists

Turkish police on Thursday detained about 10 people, mostly journalists, in a crackdown on an alleged secularist network […]
February 25, 2011

Va. man gets 25 years for ‘South Park’ threats

A Virginia man who encouraged the murder of “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker over an […]
January 28, 2011

Judge censures cartoonist over court outburst against ‘terrorist attacker’

A Danish judge has had to call the cartoonist Kurt Westergaard to order after an outburst against the […]
January 21, 2011

Ayaan Hirsi Ali states her case at UF

At the University of Florida, Ayaan Hirsi Ali critiqued Islamic theology. via:[http://www.gainesville.com/article/20110120/ARTICLES/110129937/-1/news?Title=Outspoken-critic-of-Islam-states-her-case-at-UF]
January 7, 2011

In Pakistan today, ‘anyone could shoot you’

Nahal Toosi writes that once, in Pakistan, when a teacher suggested no book can be perfect, a boy […]