What happened to the water supply in Flint? The state of Michigan switched Flint’s water supply in 2011 from Lake Huron to the notoriously filthy Flint River. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality failed to treat the corrosive water, and it ate into the [continue reading].
Execution by Beheading
HBO describes Michael Ware’s film as “an illuminating window into the origins of a modern terrorist organization,” which is an apt characterization. Yet while watching it is no picnic due to the graphic nature of what’s on screen, “Only the Dead See the End of [continue reading].
This New Sentence Reverses An Earlier Ruling of Four Years In Jail and 800 Lashes. A new judge sentenced a man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements during a discussion group about a book of his poetry. Fayadh’s sentence was [continue reading].
In January of 2015, a man named Raif Badawi was lashed in public in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. His crime? Blogging critically about the role of religion in Saudi life in 2012 — an act that Saudi courts said insulted Islam. In addition to 1,000 lashes, Badawi, a [continue reading].
Ali al-Nimr was just seventeen-years-old when the Arab Spring reached Saudi Arabia in the year 2011, a country tightly controlled by its royal family. “With all the enthusiasm of youth, Ali joined people in the streets calling for reform,” his parents said. But [continue reading].
I updated four sections of this article to replace video evidence that YouTube forced myself, and others to remove. I salvaged a few of my videos and uploaded them to my server, for the rest I found replacements to the videos other news outlets also had removed by YouTube staff. [continue reading].
The Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy serves as liaison to our nation’s (United States of America) government, to see that every available means is used to defend and promote science, reason, and secular values. We work with lawmakers to effect legislative [continue reading].
Daesh has killed several children and teens recruited by the Takfiri terrorist group in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul apparently because they had tried to desert. Saeed Mamuzini, a senior official from the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party, told Erbil-based Rudaw news [continue reading].