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Alcuin
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Deporting humanist
on: January 18, 2018, 19:07

Hamza’s life is now in serious danger because the Home Office has completely misunderstood the nature of humanism and seems to have forgotten that non-religious people have equal protections from persecution on the grounds of their beliefs....
https://humanism.org.uk/what-you-can-do-to-help/tell-amber-rudd-save-hamza-dont-deport-him/?src=email1
"Pakistan is one of 13 countries which executes humanists and other ‘apostates’, and a culture of impunity means vigilante attacks on the non-religious are all-too-common."



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Calcium
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Re: Deporting humanist
on: January 24, 2018, 12:48

Guardian article https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/17/pakistani-humanist-denied-uk-asylum-after-failing-to-identify-plato

Hamza bin Walayat is just one of many ex-Muslims who are being deported by the Home Office back to Pakistan - to face potential violence from family and the authorities - for being Atheist or Humanist.



Alcuin
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Posts: 1007
Re: Deporting humanist
on: March 5, 2018, 14:48

To say the UK Home Office is run by half-wits is insulting to half-wits....
https://humanism.org.uk/2018/01/25/50-leading-philosophers-say-home-office-humanism-test-makes-no-sense/
Over 120 leading philosophers have signed a joint letter to Home Secretary Amber Rudd calling on the Home Office to reconsider its decision to deny asylum to a humanist after it was revealed that he was questioned on his knowledge of classical philosophy during an interview....

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