Jordanian writer killed for blasphemous Facebook post

A Jordanian writer who was arrested for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam has been shot dead. Nahed Hattar was assassinated in front the Supreme Court in Amman with local media reporting he was shot three times in the head. The shooter has reportedly been arrested by security forces. Mr Hatter had turned himself in…

Remembering Avijit Roy, by defending individual freedom of thought

I cannot think of any other words to supplement this anniversary eulogy of Avijit Roy (see below).  However, beforehand I would like to take this opportunity to add a few remarks about the struggle against international Islamic theocracy and the moral ambiguity that has come to enshroud any rational debate about it. The tragic fate of Roy and the…