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Newsline 24 March 2017

Over the past seven days we have gone from honouring the remarkable Yasmin Rehman as our Secularist of the Year to mourning for the victims of the sickening attack on Westminster.

Perhaps more than ever before in the history of this society we face a religious extremism unconstrained by any consideration for the human rights of others. Islamism, given expression through violence and terrorism on Wednesday, but enforced by the state in Islamic countries all around the world, gives our defence of secularism and free speech more meaning than ever before.

That is why we were so pleased to honour Yasmin with the Irwin Prize and why we will continue to work for our principles with vigour. Find out how you can help.

Turkish secularists fear Erdogan’s theocracy as referendum looms

Turkish secularists fear Erdogan’s theocracy as referendum looms

News | Mon, 20 Mar 2017

Turkish secularists have expressed their fears for the country's secular future ahead of a referendum to drastically increase the power of President Erdogan.

NSS Speaks Out

This week the Asian Image reported the news that Yasmin Rehman had been named Secularist of the Year.

We were quoted in the Independent and by Conatus News after the BBC was forced to apologise for asking in a tweet "what is the right punishment for blasphemy?"

The Times of Malta quoted our response to the ECJ ruling.

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