First regional meeting in Berlin of Atheist Refugee Relief

Regionaltreffen Berlin
Impressions of the first regional meeting in Berlin, photos © Evelin Frerk

After the Secular Refugee Relief has been presented to the public at the celebration of “10 Years of Ex-Muslims” on 17 November 2017, numerous requests for help but also many offers of help have reached us.
Since then, the number of tasks and potential has grown enormously.

Support offers came from all over Germany and sometimes even from abroad, most from the Berlin region. Therefore, the first regional meeting was held in Berlin on January 5, 2018. Continue reading “First regional meeting in Berlin of Atheist Refugee Relief”

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Another freethinker in custody

Asad Noor (25), a well-known blogger from Bangladesh, could face a prison sentence of up to 14 years, as he had criticised Islam on the Internet. He was arrested at Dhaka airport in late December.
In Bangladesh, the situation is very dangerous for atheists or critics of Islam. Dozens of bloggers and activists have already been killed there by Islamic fundamentalists.

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Egypt steps up action against atheists

With the rise of atheism in Islamic countries, more and more countries are taking tougher action against free critical thinking. After the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has already equated atheists with terrorists, Egypt is now following suit. These reactions can be seen as an indication that the beneficiaries of a reform incapable theocracy see themselves as seriously endangered by the enlightenment and critical thinking.

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