(RNS) Among those countries frequently cited by human rights groups with the most aggressive laws banning free expression are China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Articles tagged “blasphemy”
Corruption, politicians, crime and culture are all regular fixtures but few punchlines mock the powerful military or religion. Pakistani law stipulates blasphemers be put to death.
(RNS) Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi gynecologist, novelist and poet, made the move after death threats from al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, which claimed credit for the killing of another Bangladeshi atheist last month.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The front page article in L’Osservatore Romano likened the exhibit in Garland, Texas, to pouring “gasoline on the fire” of religious sensitivities and was critical of its sponsors.
NEW YORK (RNS) The archbishop of New York seemed to part ways with another prominent New York Catholic, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who essentially said Charlie Hebdo editors had brought on their own slaughter.
(RNS) The growing misuse of the blasphemy law has riled some Pakistanis and, increasingly, foreign powers.
(RNS) Despite widespread blasphemy charges, universal freedom of conscience lies at the heart of Islam.