Posts Tagged ‘blasphemy’

Two Pakistani Christians Studying Bible in Park Charged with Blasphemy

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Lahore, Pakistan have charged two Christians with blasphemy after Muslims objected to their Bible study in a park last weekend, the attorney for one of the accused said. Haroon Ayub Masih, 26, and friend Salamat Mansha Masih, about the same age, were studying the Bible in Lahore’s Model Town […]

Pakistan film that received death threats for ‘blasphemy’ is tipped for Oscars 2021

A film that set off a storm of controversy in Pakistan has been made the country’s official entry to the Oscars this year, despite objections from religious and political groups that led to boycott calls and death threats for its producer. The drama entitled Zindagi Tamasha  (Circus of Life), which premiered at the Busan International […]

Pakistan Court Acquits Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison for Blasphemy

Photo Credit: Jamal Panhwar/Pixabay (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Lahore High Court has acquitted Imran Ghafur Masih, a Christian sentenced to life in prison under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. According to Imran’s family, they have moved into hiding following the acquittal due to potential threats from extremists. On Dec. […]

US House Passes Resolution Calling for Worldwide Repeal of Blasphemy, Apostasy Laws

Photo Credit: Yejun Kim FI WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for the worldwide repeal of blasphemy, heresy and apostasy laws, some of which have resulted in the imprisonment and/or deaths of Christians accused of speaking against Islam. House Resolution 512, presented by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., was passed […]

Pakistani Christian Accused of Blasphemy Released on Bail

Photo Credit: Muhammad Muzamil/Unsplash Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Asia News, a Christian man and his Muslim friend have been released on bail after being imprisoned on charges of blasphemy for the past 11 months. Shahbaz Masih and a Muslim friend, Muhammad Ishaq, were accused of committing blasphemy by Shahzaib and Ahmad in […]

In Erdogan and Imran Khan’s hypocritical war on ‘anti-Muslim’ blasphemy, the body count rises

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Auschwitz museum head asks to swap spots with Nigerian boy jailed for blasphemy

JTA — In a letter to Nigeria’s president, the head of Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum asked to be jailed in exchange for the release of a teenager imprisoned for blasphemy. Piotr Cywiński’s appeal on Friday — a highly unusual intervention in subjects that are not immediately connected to the Holocaust — concerns the case […]

Blasphemy or harmless fun? Thrill-seeking dental worker posts photo atop St. Petersburg mosque

Irena Megrelishvili managed to reach the top of the mosque’s dome, and celebrated the daring feat by posting a picture to her Instagram account. The photo, which shows Megrelishvili triumphantly posing on top of the minaret, was captioned: “Offending religious feelings. Sorry, believers.” The post was quickly picked up by local media, sparking an inferno of […]

Blasphemy From The White House: What’s Behind Trump’s Big Mouth?

Trump’s willingness to stray from the status quo may have caused many of his supporters to believe that his Presidency would lead to a complete re-shuffling of American politics. Under the new US administration, the ruling order of the country has not drastically changed. Domestically, the rising power of policing agencies alongside cuts in social […]

Jakarta Governor sentenced to 2 years for blasphemy

nsnbc : Jakarta’s Chinese – Christian governor Basuki Tjahaya Purnama a.k.a. Ahok has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty […]

Blasphemy and terrorism: Catchall phrases to repress dissent

By James M. Dorsey Blasphemy has joined terrorism as a catchall phrase to intimidate, incarcerate and kill critics and political opponents as well as stifle unfettered debate and settle scores. There is, however, one difference: terrorism is a justification for curbing freedom of expression often used by governments irrespective of how democratic or undemocratic they […]

12 beached sperm whales die in week of carnage on northern European coast

Five sperm whales washed up on the shores of Texel on Tuesday night. Attempts were made to save them but had to be discontinued during the night due to weather conditions which made it impossible to move the giant mammals. Marian Bestelink, a spokeswoman for the Dutch Economic Ministry, said: “Experts found that the whales […]

Muslim immigration and Denmark’s self-imposed march toward national suicide

ISIS IN ACTION: Photos of Islamic State savagery the media will not show you (WARNING: Very Graphic) SHE LIED! Says United Airlines witness to ‘Diet Coke’ incident involving Muslim bitch who got a flight attendant fired for alleged ‘discrimination’ Gripped by his ankles, a gay man is held above […]

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