Jeff Tayler reviews a new documentary on Islam

JAC note: You’ll remember the writer and author Jeff Tayler, a contributing editor at The Atlantic whose atheist-oriented pieces used to grace the pages of Salon before they decided that atheism wasn’t woke. Jeff has also written many books, and I’m reading a brand new one cowritten with Nina Khrushcheva (Nikita’s great grand-daughter): In Putin’s … Continue reading Jeff Tayler reviews a new documentary on Islam

Another critic writes in touting the scientific rationality of Islam and decrying the moral failures of atheism

Since Yahoo! News reprinted my essay from The Conversation arguing that science and religion are incompatible, I’ve been getting lots of emails, nearly all from people who disagree with me. The accommodationists are, of course, religionists, and don’t like to hear that their faith puts them at odds with science. Many of them, like the … Continue reading Another critic writes in touting the scientific rationality of Islam and decrying the moral failures of atheism

An exchange about Wokeism featuring Sarah Haider and Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Well, there’s only one letter in the “exchange” so far: from Sarah Haider (co-founder and development director of Ex-Muslims of North America) to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The exchange will appear bit by bit at the Letter site (click on screenshot below, and you may want to subscribe):   The exchange will not be about Islam, as you might … Continue reading An exchange about Wokeism featuring Sarah Haider and Ayaan Hirsi Ali

A new book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali on sexual violence in Europe

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has a new book, her fifth, and the fourth to have a one-word title (the others are The Caged Virgin, Nomad, Infidel, and Heretic, and I’ve read all but the first). The last one, Heretic, was subtitled Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, and was her manifesto not to destroy Islam (which … Continue reading A new book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali on sexual violence in Europe

New York Times celebrates Muhammad and Islam twice in one edition, emphasizing only the good deeds of the Prophet, and informing us that “true Islam” doesn’t kill blasphemers

If you had any doubt that the New York Times is going the way of Authoritarian Leftism, which includes whitewashing the nasty bits of Islam, have a look at the two articles that appeared this week—in the same op-ed section. The first is by Haroon Moghul (click on screenshot below), described as “a fellow in … Continue reading New York Times celebrates Muhammad and Islam twice in one edition, emphasizing only the good deeds of the Prophet, and informing us that “true Islam” doesn’t kill blasphemers

Cancel culture alive and well

If you laugh at the idea of a cancel culture, well, here’s a good example. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which I consider an Islamist organization, is trying to cancel tonight’s discussion with Bari Weiss and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, scheduled for the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Take Action: Stop Bigotry & Hate at the … Continue reading Cancel culture alive and well

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the “nones”

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “better”, came with an email note: Based on an old placard I was reminded of in last week’s Freethinker newsletter. Here’s the placard, which reads, “NO RELIGION IS BETTER THAN ISLAM. (Don’t dare to point Fingers on ISLAM We love Peace)” . . . and the strip, which is … Continue reading Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the “nones”

Nick Cohen on the alliance between the British Left and extreme Islam

There are two “alliances” that I think about constantly. The first is one that I’m involved with, which isn’t a real alliance but a convergence of interest. That is the concentration of both the Right and people like me in calling attention to the excesses of the authoritarian Left. For instance, a lot of the … Continue reading Nick Cohen on the alliance between the British Left and extreme Islam

Brunei to become barbaric on April 3, allowing stoning to death for adultery and homosexual acts

Only one religion on Earth—and I’ll give you this paragraph to guess—would, in this day and age, suddenly sanction stoning to death for “crimes” like homosexual behavior and adultery. The punishment statue starts on April 3 in Brunei and is described in several places, including the New York Times (click on screenshot below). Six years … Continue reading Brunei to become barbaric on April 3, allowing stoning to death for adultery and homosexual acts

Maajid Nawaz sees a change in world leaders’ tweets about the Christchurch and Sri Lanka terrorist attacks

Maajid Nawaz put up a short clip from his radio show about the reactions of three world leaders—Theresa May, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton—to the two terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand (against Muslims in mosques) and the bombings in Sri Lanka (against Christians in churches). He quotes tweets from these three leaders and shows … Continue reading Maajid Nawaz sees a change in world leaders’ tweets about the Christchurch and Sri Lanka terrorist attacks