In Saudi Arabia the penalty can be death for insulting Islam. And in GERMANY the current punishment seems to be 1,200 Euros for the first offense. A secularist in Germany has received the fine for calling Islam a cancer.
Posts Tagged ‘ Blasphemy ’
In this issue: Obama’s rebels not “palatable” / Obama FBI continues to work with CAIR / Finally! An investigation of Planned Parenthood / Congressman remembers Constitution Day / Court rules in favor of National Motto / School trips to mosques, but not to churches / Attacks on Christians worldwide / Turkey: Renowned pianist jailed for blasphemy / Tanzania: Muslims throw acid on priest / Pakistan: Christians flee Islamic terror
An İstanbul court on Friday sentenced Turkish pianist Fazıl Say to 10 months in prison on charges of insulting Islamic religious values in comments he made on Twitter. Turkey also has more journalists in jail than any other nation in the world. Turkey is an American ally and a member of NATO.
There was uncertainty Monday, September 16, about the whereabouts of dozens of Christian families who fled their homes in a village near the Pakistani city of Lahore after a local pastor was accused of blasphemy against Islam’s Prophet Muhammad
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply concerned by reports that Raif Badawi, a Saudi website editor, was convicted and sentenced on July 29 to seven years in prison and 600 lashes on blasphemy and other charges that violate international human rights standards.
The Pakistani penal code criminalizes any speech that deliberately wounds the “religious feelings” of Muslims or “outrages the feelings” of Muslims. No negative comments are permitted against Mohammed.
Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, sentenced to death on accusations of blasphemy was shifted to a new jail without notification to her lawyer. Asia Bibi’s crime was drinking from a water well making it unclean for Muslim women as Christian infidels are prohibited to touch eating or drinking utensils of Muslims in Pakistan.
Ethiopia has detained two Christian men on charges of “crimes against Islam” in a move that rights activists said was influenced by “radical Muslims”, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, June 15.
In late March, local police reportedly detained Alemlayehu Legese, a student at Dodola Mekane Yesus Bible School, for admitting to owning literature that “discussed the history of Islam from a Christian perspective.”
Why is the West so shamefully silent in the face of the onslaught against Christian peoples and communities throughout the Islamic realm? If the reasons for this are not understood – and if the silence continues – we are almost sure to witness bloody religious/ethnic “cleansings,” if not actual genocides.
Eight have been condemned to death for blasphemy by an Egyptian court including American and Canadian citizens. Egyptian President Morsi at the UN: “The Islamic sanctities and prophet Mohamed is a red line for all Muslims…We do not accept and we consider an enemy anyone who assaults our prophet through words or deeds.”