Blog Archives for August 2011

Egyptian man arrested for alleged blasphemy

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
August 22, 2011

A 23-year-old Egyptian man has been arrested by Cairo police for allegedly "insulting Islam" in postings on his Facebook wall. 

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School voucher bills swamp statehouses, face legal challenges

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
August 15, 2011

Statehouses across the U.S. this year have considered more bills than ever before to fund school voucher programs, though legal challenges await.

In defense of belief

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
August 08, 2011

Many people in the so-called freethought movement strongly dislike the word "belief." I think this is mistaken. Here is why.

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CFI Applauds UN Body’s Strong Support for Freedom of Belief and Expression – But Remains Cautious

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
August 02, 2011

In a move welcomed by the Center for Inquiry, the UN Human Rights Committee has strongly condemned blasphemy laws and other restrictions on freedom of belief and expression as inconsistent with existing international law.

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