HAT FORUM SAT FEB 1: Human Rights of nontheists

HAT FORUM

DATE: Saturday 1 February
TIME:  11am 

(please contact the Coordinator, via the HAT website blog, to determine location)

Should Canada be considering nontheism as a belief system persecuted in many countries and, hence, as constituting good ground to grant refugee status to asylum seekers?

Britain has recently granted asylum to an Afghan atheist on humanitarian grounds. There seem to be enough humanitarian reasons to support atheists under persecuting states, especially in Muslim countries. Isn't it time humanists stood for the rights of freethinking victims persecuted by religious zealots around the world? Are the Dark Ages really over?