Pakistan’s The Nation reported Saturday that a Christian has been arrested for criticizing Muhammad. That is the sort of thing that happens frequently in a state that enforces Sharia blasphemy laws, but in Europe and North America, we are more enlightened. We value the freedom of speech and understand that free and unrestricted discourse is an indispensable foundation of a free society. Or at least we used to. A few recent news items show how far Islamic blasphemy laws have advanced in the West.
What countries recognize/accept Sharia Law?
The most comprehensive categorization of countries that recognize Sharia Law in their legal systems was done by Professor Jan Michiel Otto of the Leiden University Law School in the Netherlands.