RATIONALIST INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN

RATIONALIST INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN

www.rationalistinternational.net

March 01, 2012

Rushdie: Long shadow of the fatwa
Twenty three years after the fatwa, the echo is still reverberating. In India, Rushdie is still a persona non grata – at least in election times.
The Pope, his Bank & the Mafia
A murder plot against the Pope? „Vatileaks“ bring back memories of the early eighties: of the scandal surrounding the collapse of the Banco Ambrosiano and the mysterious death of Pope John Paul I, who tried to put a stop to the laundering of mafia drug money through the Vatican Bank.

Saudi Arabia: Death threat against journalist for twitter comment
Saudi journalist Hamsa Kashgari is in great danger of being killed – with or without a court verdict. He is accused of insulting the prophet on twitter.

Egypt: Actor Adel Emam sentenced to jail for offending Islam
With Islamists gaining power, the public climate in Egypt is changing. The case against the prominent actor is part of a new wave of harassment against artiscts and intellectuals.

UK: Richard Dawkins celebrates a victory over creationists
After a great campaign against creationists, the government stopped funding private schools teaching creationism in science classes.

RATIONALIST INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN

RATIONALIST INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN

www.rationalistinternational.net

March 01, 2012

Rushdie: Long shadow of the fatwa
Twenty three years after the fatwa, the echo is still reverberating. In India, Rushdie is still a persona non grata – at least in election times.
The Pope, his Bank & the Mafia
A murder plot against the Pope? „Vatileaks“ bring back memories of the early eighties: of the scandal surrounding the collapse of the Banco Ambrosiano and the mysterious death of Pope John Paul I, who tried to put a stop to the laundering of mafia drug money through the Vatican Bank.

Saudi Arabia: Death threat against journalist for twitter comment
Saudi journalist Hamsa Kashgari is in great danger of being killed – with or without a court verdict. He is accused of insulting the prophet on twitter.

Egypt: Actor Adel Emam sentenced to jail for offending Islam
With Islamists gaining power, the public climate in Egypt is changing. The case against the prominent actor is part of a new wave of harassment against artiscts and intellectuals.

UK: Richard Dawkins celebrates a victory over creationists
After a great campaign against creationists, the government stopped funding private schools teaching creationism in science classes.

RATIONALIST INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN

RATIONALIST INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN

www.rationalistinternational.net

March 01, 2012

Rushdie: Long shadow of the fatwa
Twenty three years after the fatwa, the echo is still reverberating. In India, Rushdie is still a persona non grata – at least in election times.
The Pope, his Bank & the Mafia
A murder plot against the Pope? „Vatileaks“ bring back memories of the early eighties: of the scandal surrounding the collapse of the Banco Ambrosiano and the mysterious death of Pope John Paul I, who tried to put a stop to the laundering of mafia drug money through the Vatican Bank.

Saudi Arabia: Death threat against journalist for twitter comment
Saudi journalist Hamsa Kashgari is in great danger of being killed – with or without a court verdict. He is accused of insulting the prophet on twitter.

Egypt: Actor Adel Emam sentenced to jail for offending Islam
With Islamists gaining power, the public climate in Egypt is changing. The case against the prominent actor is part of a new wave of harassment against artiscts and intellectuals.

UK: Richard Dawkins celebrates a victory over creationists
After a great campaign against creationists, the government stopped funding private schools teaching creationism in science classes.