Barry Duke

Veteran journalist and free speech activist Barry Duke was, for 24 years, editor of The Freethinker magazine, the second oldest continually active freethought publication in the world, established by G.W. Foote in 1881. He also edits a website for The Pink Triangle Trust, a UK-based LGBT charity. He lives in Spain with his husband Marcus. The couple have been together for 25 years. In 2017, the year he was married, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the London-based National Secular Society.

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Charity founded by Islamic hate preacher has been shut down in the UK

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Islamic Research Foundation International (IRFI)— registered in the UK in 2007 with the aim of “advancing the faith and religious practices of Islam”—was shut down earlier this month after several run-ins with charity and broadcasting regulators. This move has been lauded by those who have tried for years to silence the hate speech emanating from the charity’s Peace TV, which, among other things, broadcasts hateful sermons by Dr. Zakir…


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