- Mauritania: Ensaf Haidar champions cause of Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir
- Malta’s debate on how to implement the end of blasphemy laws continues
- Canada’s debate on the best way to end blasphemy laws continues
- Tough crowd? Stand-up comics in Pakistan risk “blasphemy” accusations to make people laugh
This is the thirtieth weekly round-up of “blasphemy” news and views from the End Blasphemy Laws campaign. It’s a round number, number 30, the big three zero. That makes it special, if you’re into that sort of thing. Continue reading »
- End Blasphemy Laws partners join massive worldwide call to action on Bangladesh blogger murders
- Blogger murder arrests reported and “paraded”, but are they credible?
- Pakistan: Three arrested for the crime of using the word “Prophet” on a poster while not being Muslims
- Pakistan: Where you have to wait an extremely long time in prison to have your “blasphemy” appeal heard
- Russia: Did activists smash sculptures by renowned Soviet artist because they reckon they’re “blasphemous”?
- Canada: Would another new anti-hatred bill actually outlaw criticising Islamism?
Week 29 of our weekly round-ups of “blasphemy” news and views. Continue reading »
The week in blasphemy-related news and views, our 28th issue:
- Bangladesh: Fourth atheist blogger murder in 2015
- Bangladesh: After another bloody murder, ignorance and betrayal
- Saudi Arabia: Supreme Court may be reviewing Raif Badawi case
- Thailand: Two women arrested for dancing because something about morals and religion
- New Zealand: humanists protest new “stealth” ‘blasphemy’ law
- Pakistan parliamentarians apparently talk the talk, but will they walk the walk?
- The Christian and the Humanist – on the right to freedom of religion or belief
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- Saudi Arabia really doesn’t want anyone, anywhere in the world to talk critically about (or “insult”) religion
- Two pastors in Sudan escape death penalty, after being freed on time served
- Journalist Shoaib Adil is in hiding after being accused of “blasphemy” in Pakistan
- Secular groups lobby Nigeria to Save the Kano Nine
- The gay Pride stabbing in Jerusalem was wrong, but Pride is “blasphemy”, says Rabbi
- New Zealand has a new, second law that could function as criminalizing “blasphemy”, this time specifically anything that seriously upsets someone who is a religious person if it happens via the internet
- Asia Bibi’s lawyer complains of government failures in death-for-blasphemy case
- Copts in the US call for support of Bill demanding worldwide repeal of blasphemy laws
This is the Friday round-up of news in “blasphemy” for Friday 7 August 2015. Continue reading »
The Non-Conference 2015, “Ontario’s largest event for supporters of humanism, secularism, and atheism”, will take place in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on August 22, 2015. Continue reading »