Category Archives: Blasphemy

‘Blasphemy’: Hijab-clad Indian women get brutally trolled for ‘insulting Islam’ by dancing in public

Three Muslim women from the southern Indian state of Kerala have come under fire after a video showing them dancing in the middle of the street went viral on social media.

Shared via Facebook on 1 December, the clip showed the hijab-clad women grooving to popular tunes as part of a flash mob. However, the video received much flak, with people accusing the young women of “insulting Islam”.

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Three Ahmadis handed death sentence for blasphemy

The convicts committed blasphemy by displaying a poster and banners at their place of worship in an offensive way

And for those who believe that the Islam we import is magically “different” from the Islam “over there” watch the video below.

Toronto: Peaceful Innocence Of Muslims Protester – Hang Filmmaker

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Pakistani Christian On Death Row Among Nominees For Sakharov Prize

BRUSSELS — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have presented their nominations for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought — including Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 under Pakistan´s blasphemy law.

Polish MEP Anna Fotyga of the conservative ECR group in the European Parliament said on October 2 that Bibi’s “behavior in prison, the dignity she has shown during all these years is the best proof of her being able to represent the dignity of a defender of human rights in the face of the worst fate.”

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Military officer sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for blasphemy, claims he burned dozens of holy books accidentally

The jailing of former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama earlier this year on blasphemy charges that many believe to have been heavily politicized has led to renewed criticism of the country’s harsh blasphemy laws.

A soldier in Jayapura, who yesterday was found guilty of defaming religion by burning holy books, is the latest blasphemer to be thrown into an Indonesian prison under questionable circumstances.

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Islam is diseased: Teenage couple electrocuted in Pakistan in ‘honor killing’

KARACHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Pakistani teenage couple who tried to elope were murdered with electric shocks in an “honor killing” by family members who were carrying out the orders of an influential tribal council, police said.

The teenagers in the port city of Karachi were said by the Pashtun council of elders, or jirga, to have brought dishonor on the community.

“The innocent souls were tied to a charpai (rope bed) and given electric shocks,” said Aman Marwat, the police officer who arrested the two fathers and two uncles and is pursuing some 30 members of the jirga who have gone into hiding.

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Housewife jailed for blasphemy in Indonesia

An Indonesian housewife has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for insulting Islam, an official said Tuesday, the latest conviction under the country’s controversial blasphemy law.

Siti Aisyah, 47, was found guilty on Monday evening of spreading Islamic teachings that differed from local ulemas — religious leaders — and calling them liars for disagreeing with her.

Her conviction comes at a time of rising concerns about religious intolerance in a country traditionally regarded as a bastion of tolerant Islam.

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Pakistan Christian teen detained over ‘Koran burning’

Pakistani police have arrested a Christian teenager after he was allegedly caught burning pages of the Koran. It’s the latest incident in Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy-related arrests and vigilante killings.

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Muslim states top global list of countries viciously applying blasphemy laws

Of course Canada is not far behind… Muslims protest against freedom of speech in Toronto – 2012

THE ISLAMIC Republic of Pakistan has been ranked second on United States government list of countries that implement blasphemy laws counter to human rights principles, being beaten only by Iran.

The report entitled Respecting Rights? Measuring the World’s Blasphemy Laws published by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom ranked nations according to the relative severity of their blasphemy legislation, with a high ranking indicating “that these states’ prohibitions on blasphemy most run counter to international law principles.”

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Your religion of peace: Man with intellectual disability killed on accusation of blasphemy

A man with an intellectual disability, who had earlier been sentenced under a blasphemy charge but later acquitted due to his condition, was killed in Tando Adam on Friday, police said.

The 32-year-old, Atta Mohammad Buriro, was shot dead in the Kamal Buriro village near Tando Adam town.

Later in the evening, two attackers surrendered themselves to police and confessed to having killed Atta Mohammad “because he had committed blasphemy”.

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Irish police drop Stephen Fry blasphemy probe

Police in the Republic of Ireland are no longer investigating a claim that British comedian Stephen Fry uttered blasphemous remarks on a TV show.

Irish media say the Garda dropped the case as there was no injured party.

A viewer had complained about comments made by Fry on a TV show in 2015.

Fry had asked why he should “respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world…. full of injustice”. He later said he was not “offensive towards any particular religion”.

…A controversial law against blasphemy was introduced in 2009. It carries a maximum penalty of a fine of €25,000 (£22,000).

…Speaking to the Irish Independent newspaper, the man who had accused Fry said: “I did my civic duty in reporting it.

“The guards did their duty in investigating it. I am satisfied with the result.”

…In a TV show called The Meaning of Life, hosted by Gay Byrne, Fry had been asked what he might say to God at the gates of heaven.

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