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The rise of Arab Atheism

The Rise of Arab Atheism

Religious disbelief is viewed with alarm in most Arab countries. Two government ministries in Egypt have been ordered to produce a national plan to “confront and eliminate” atheism. In Saudi Arabia, the most recent anti-terrorism law classifies “calling for atheist thought” as a terrorist offence. This hounding of non-believers might seem especially strange at a time when concerns are high about those who kill in the name of religion, but Arab societies have a general aversion to nonconformity, and the regimes that rule them often promote an official version of Islam that suits their political needs. Thus both jihadism and…
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May Allah Accept the Attackers of Paris in Paradise?

Islamist radicals espousing hatred and extremism can be easily heard nowadays. They are actually criticising the freedom that had given them the platform to talk their minds. While criticising the Charlie Hebdo caricatures of the prophet Mohammad and calling for limitations on the freedom of speech, they are practicing the same right of expression they are condemning. “We are not Jews, we are not Christians. We don’t believe if you hit me on one cheek, I will give you the other,” the British radical Islamist Anjem Choudary said on the Lebanese MTV channel. Chaudary’s comments on the Parisian tragedy appeared…
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