28 days of detention which freed me!

8 years ago, on this day, the turning point of my life happened, a kafkaesque ordeal that taught me what freedom means, and how everyone takes it for granted. I realised that not only was I physically detained in an obscure place waiting for some unknown fate to be decided by unseen judges, but I... Continue Reading →

Religious Zombies

Christopher Hitchens once wrote in his book that if he saw a group of men coming from a religious observance approaching him in the street, he would feel threatened. His immediate fear came from his different experiences in different cities. As an example, in Belfast, he observed streets burnt down by Christian groups and interviewed... Continue Reading →

Has Islam liberated women?

Has Islam liberated women? Has it given them equal rights? Growing up, I was taught that women before Islam were low-class citizens and had no rights whatsoever until Islam came and liberated them. In Islam, it is taught that pre-Islamic Arabs practised female infanticide because they considered girls as a burden, women were harassed sexually... Continue Reading →

Rape culture in religion

I was once caught by the university security guards for wearing a Metallica necklace. while I was in a room being questioned and accused of devil worshipping, there was a girl there, crying. She was gang raped by a group of students, and she was asking for help. The security guards being busy with my... Continue Reading →

Venezuelan Spring: People are the real hero

Demonstrators clash with members of the Bolivarian National Police during an anti-government protests in Caracas on April 20/17 Photo credit: [EPA/Miguel Gutierrez] (ALJAZEERA) People in Caracas have stormed the streets in thousands protesting the start of Maduro’s 6 year presidency, after a controversial election. The opposition leader Juan Guaido has sworn himself as president being... Continue Reading →

Child marriage

Iranian tv has released a video advertising child marriage and attacking the human rights activists and MP's who are pushing to introduce a law to protect children. In the video, the guy says he was 16 and the girl was 14 when they got married. They address the MP's as "unrespected" people who wants to... Continue Reading →

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