Related NZ organisations

Organisation Name Description Website Twitter Facebook Phone Child Youth and Family Government Agency. In addition to more than 1,300 social workers and specialist support staff, we have teams dedicated to supporting our 4,500 caregivers. We also work with those helping young offenders get their lives back on track. www.cyf.govt.nz Families Commission The Families Commission is … Read more…

Related international organisations

Name Description Website Twitter Facebook Centralradet for Ex-Muslimer i Skandinavien Scandinavian countries – Denmark, Norway, Sweden www.exmuslim.net/index.htm Conseil des Ex Musulmans de France (CEMF) France has approx. 4.7m Muslims (7% of popln.) www.facebook.com/Exmuslims.of.France Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) The UK has approx. 2.8m Muslims (4% of popln) and a growing number of ex-Muslims. CEMB … Read more…

Aotearoa-Motives

So you may have noticed that due to pressures on my time – some of this news is no longer so ‘hot’. For my own convenience (no other ulterior motive), I’d like to redirect you to my blog – Aotearoa-Motives which is updated more frequently. Please also refer to our Facebook page.

Raif Badawi – Saudi Arabia disgraces itself yet again…

This week the Saudi Arabian ‘justice’ system yet again showed their contempt for human rights, by upholding the May 2014 sentence of 10 tears in prison and 1,000 lashes for Raif Badawi. Saudi Arabian online activist Raif Badawi’s crime was creating an online forum to promote public debate. Badawi co-founded the Saudi Arabian Liberals website … Read more…

Secularism Conference, London UK, 11-12 October 2014

‚ÄúSecularism is probably the one big issue for our century. This century is not, as many still think, marked by a religious or spiritual revival. What we are actually witnessing is the rise of extreme-Right political movements, working under the cover of religion. Everywhere. No one is spared… Secularists are being attacked in many places … Read more…

Bread and Roses TV

For a number of months now, a team of journalists (including Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya, and Bahram Soroush) have been making some hard-hitting yet very rational videos on topics that matter to us, as humans, Muslims and ex-Muslims. These programmes provide some clarity and insight to key issues of morality, ethics, life and death. Highlights … Read more…

Questionable behaviour

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities” – Voltaire With cellphones now generally able to record video, it is very easy to find a large number of horrific recordings on YouTube and elsewhere of public executions in Muslim countries (esp Iran and Saudi Arabia). These include beheading, hanging and stoning. … Read more…

The Islamic State (IS, ISIL, ISIS)

In 2014 the Islamic State was declared in Syria and Iraq. It even managed to break through the self-imposed news/reality filter that Kiwis seem to have, that normally shuts out events in the outside world. Nevertheless it was still not seen as an acceptable conversation topic in middle-class politically-correct circles and most kiwis chose to … Read more…

Mohammad Asghar – British pensioner sentenced to death in Pakistan

This is a dire situation that Amnesty International (and many others) are publicising at the moment. What right have the Pakistani government to define ultimate truth? Especially ‘truths’ based on some very questionable literature (i.e. Quran and Hadith) MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH UNDER BLASPHEMY LAW Mohammad Asghar, a British man suffering from mental illness, has … Read more…

Cloud Cuckoo Land – Aotearoa?

Okay, so its not exactly breaking news as such … but thank goodness Al Jazeera is now broadcasting its English language news and current affairs channel free-to-air in New Zealand. The channel was added to Freeview on 1 Nov 2013 (almost 3 months ago now). It totally puts the TVNZ news programming to shame. Kiwis … Read more…