Britain’s Back-Door Blasphemy Law

Jun 8, 2019 by

by Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute: Days after the British government rejected its preferred official definition of Islamophobia, the Muslim Council of Britain, the biggest Islamic organization in Britain, called for the ruling Conservative Party to be officially investigated for Islamophobia. The dispute revolves around an effort by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims, a cross-party formation of around two-dozen MPs in the British Parliament, to institutionalize the...

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Blasphemy Case: Islamic Authorities congratulate the European Court of Human Rights

Mar 11, 2019 by

by Grégor Puppinck, European Centre for Law & Justice: Al-Azhar University and Pakistan welcome the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights regarding blasphemy against Muhammad; it allows them to justify their own repression of freedom of expression in religious matters. If one needed any more arguments to convince the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) of the necessity to retry the Austrian case of blasphemy against Muhammad, the highest Islamic authorities may have just...

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Asia Bibi Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy case

Feb 1, 2019 by

from BBC News: Asia Bibi was dragged out of her house, beaten, and arrested in front of an angry mob.  Accused of blasphemy, she would never return to her village. After a decade-long ordeal, Asia is finally free. Asia Bibi left the home she shared with her husband and children and headed for the fields. The village of Ittanwala, some 40 miles south-east of Lahore, is surrounded by green fields and fruit orchards. It is one of the most fertile in the Punjab. Like many of the women in the...

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European Court of Human Rights Promotes Human Wrongs

Jan 5, 2019 by

by Tommaso Virgili, Gatestone Institute: October 26 marked a historic day for Ireland, where citizens, in a national referendum, overwhelmingly voted to repeal the country’s blasphemy law. Blasphemy remains a serious offence in many parts of the world, in some Muslim countries even requiring the death penalty. More astonishing is that even some European countries are criminalizing “defamation of religion”. Recently, an actor was detained in Spain for failing to appear in...

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Asia Bibi’s Christmas will be in a ‘closed room’: British spokesman

Dec 20, 2018 by

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite. Asia Bibi will still be in protective custody in Pakistan over Christmas, her British spokesman has said. Asia Bibi, 53, is the Catholic Pakistani woman who was acquitted of blasphemy by Pakistan’s supreme court on October 31. Following her acquittal, there was mass unrest in Muslim-majority Pakistan, led by an Islamist political party. Dashing hopes that the woman and her family would soon find refuge abroad, the Pakistani government signed an agreement...

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Pakistani PM Imran Khan says “Jesus has no mention in human history”

Nov 28, 2018 by

from Barnabas Fund: Drawing ire from Muslims and Christians alike, in a speech on 20 November Imran Khan has claimed that there is no historical record of Jesus Christ. This could have been a dramatic slip of the tongue by the Oxford University educated leader of the centrist PTI party, but has been viewed as a direct attack on the Christian faith by Pakistani Christians, who number as many as three million in the country. Khan’s bizarre claim was in stark contrast to the statement he made in...

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