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Apr 04 2014

I’m a terrorist! Are you?

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At last – all the mystique and danger of being an international terrorist, without having to get my hands dirty mucking about with bombs or mass murder. I need to update my business cards. From The Independent: Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report […]

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Apr 16 2010

Victory

As you’ve probably already heard, the British Chiropractic Association has dropped its court case against Simon Singh following the overturning on appeal of the previous ruling against him, marking the end of an expensive and mostly pointless legal battle. Mostly pointless, because it has at least served to focus national attention on Britain’s hideously illiberal […]

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Jul 15 2009

For God’s sake, Ireland

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I may be a bit late to the party on this one, but I recently found out about Ireland’s passing of a law creating penalties for blasphemy. For a modern democratic nation, this is pretty embarrasing. It’s also a very stupid idea, as others have been quicker than I to point out. It doesn’t take […]

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