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Podcast #261 – SPLC vs Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Why has the Southern Poverty Law Center placed Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz on their list of “anti-Muslim extremists”? Certainly both Ali (who was the victim of female genital mutilation and narrowly escaped an arranged marriage before making a … Continue reading

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November 13 in freethought history…

November 13, 1861 – With the American Civil War well underway, Baptist minister Mark R. Watkinson of Ridley, Pennsylvania, writes to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, lamenting the lack of recognition of God on America’s currency. Watkinson recommended “God, … Continue reading

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August 29 in freethought history…

August 29, 2004 – The short film “Submission“–written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former member of the Dutch House of Representatives, and produced/directed by filmmaker Theo van Gogh–airs on the Dutch television network VPRO.  The film depicts Muslim women wearing … Continue reading

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wins Book Award

Writer/activist Ayaan Hirshi Ali made a rare public appearance to accept the 2008 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for her biography Infidel.  Ali, who has been deeply critical of Islam, especially its treatment of women, is under threat of death by her former … Continue reading

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