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Newsline 27 February 2015

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NSS warns of ‘de-facto’ blasphemy laws at European Parliament

NSS warns of ‘de-facto’ blasphemy laws at European Parliament

News | Thu, 26 Feb 2015

The National Secular Society has raised concerns about the limits imposed on free speech by unofficial blasphemy laws enforced by the threat of violence.

Homophobic preacher invited to address University of Westminster Islamic Society

Homophobic preacher invited to address University of Westminster Islamic Society

News | Mon, 23 Feb 2015

Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad, who once said "godless homosexuals" engaged in a "criminal act", is to be hosted by the University of Westminster Islamic Society.

Religious tribunals and the Arbitration Act 1996

Religious tribunals and the Arbitration Act 1996

Daniel Anderson of the Lawyers' Secular Society warns that religious tribunals are wrongly being seen as legitimate, and spuriously claim that civil courts must enforce their rulings. He argues that the growth of religious tribunals is a failure of society to continually defend and uphold the secular legal system for everyone.

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