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Report From The #Secularism2016 Conference

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The annual National Secular Society conference took place in Central London on Saturday 3rd September. As always, it was a fantastic occasion featuring some excellent guest speakers talking on important topics. It was nice to see some familiar faces and make the acquaintance of some new ones too.

I’d also like to thank those of you who approached me to say hello throughout the day – it was a pleasure meeting you all.

I’ll share some thoughts, observations and media from the conference with you. You can read about the guests in full here, but I will note a few highlights below. Read more

Ep#86 – Average Mohamed – Anti-extremism

Average Mohamed (AverageMohamed) will be joining me on this week’s #GSPodcast. Mohamed is a retail worker and family man from Minnesota. In his spare time he is an activists who provides outreach to the Muslim community youth with the aim of dissuading them from succumbing to extremism. We talk about ISIS, scripture, the example of Muhammad, cartoons, democracy and more.

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Ep#79 – Secularist Of The Year 2016

This week’s #GSPodcast will bring you some exclusive coverage from The Secularist Of The Year Awards 2016. The main prize went to Educate Together.

Note: This audio was recorded, with permission, at a dinner event in a functioning, bar/restaurant – and as such includes some ambient noises that were out of my control.

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Reporting From ‘Secularist Of The Year’ Awards 2016

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I’m currently en route to England’s capital for The Secularist Of The Year Awards which is being organised by The National Secular Society. Charlie Hebdo were awarded the honour last year and I was on hand to provide my listeners with some exclusive coverage. I’ll be hoping to do the same again this year from the sold out event.

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Ep#78 – Asra Nomani – #MyMuslimReform

Joining me on this week’s #GSPodcast is Journalist and Author Asra Nomani (@AsraNomani). I’ll be asking how Islam allows for Asra’s liberal interpretation as well as discussing the reform movement. We delve into the current state of digital journalism and Asra’s infamous confrontation with Nathan Lean. Also, we’ll hear about the ‘honor brigade’ and #MyMuslimReform.

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Tortured For Being An Atheist. I Interview Waleed Al-Husseini

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Waleed Al-Husseini is a Palestinian ex-Muslim. He fell afoul of the Palestinian authorities after blogging critically about Islam in 2010. For this ‘crime’, he was jailed and tortured. He managed to flee to France where he currently resides. He details these experiences in his French language book: ‘Blasphémateur’.

I initially recorded a conversation between us which I hoped to release on The Godless Spellchecker Podcast. Due to a combination of poor audio and a language barrier, I felt it would better serve Waleed’s story to arrange a written interview instead.

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