Samar Badawi, Ensaf Haidar, and Elham Manea talk with RNS about their efforts to free Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair—and explain what others can do to help.
Anyone implying that you cannot truly support free expression unless you enthusiastically support Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons sets up a false dichotomy. Taking issue with these cartoons doesn’t make you an apologist for extremism—and suggesting otherwise isn’t just wrong, it’s harmful.
Ben Affleck, Bill Maher, and Sam Harris debated Islam over the weekend. But their debate was lacking something incredibly important: The voices and perspectives of Muslims and ex-Muslims.
“Although I no longer believe in Islam, being a Muslim defined and shaped my life in ways that I cannot simply leave behind.”
If atheists are going to demand equal rights—and we should—we should also be prepared to advocate for the rights of other groups, regardless of whether or not we agree with them on the subject of God. Anything less is hypocritical.
Nigerian atheist Mubarak Bala, who was forcibly hospitalized, is still at risk—and the intersection of political religion and colonial-era laws is to blame.
Saudi Arabia has classified atheism as a form of terrorism. Sarah Jones explains why it isn’t accurate for Western atheists to claim they’re “illegal in Saudi Arabia” and why they should instead amplify the voices of Saudi human rights activists.
Qasim Rashid is a Muslim who frequently advocates for atheists—surprising some theists and atheists alike. He talks with RNS about his advocacy, his book, and more.