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Blasphemy

Indonesian Editor Accused Of Blasphemy For IS Cartoon

AP | By ALI KOTARUMALOS | Posted 12.12.2014 | Media

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police accused the top editor of a leading English-language newspaper of blasphemy after the paper published a ...

Glenn Beck Calls 'SNL' The 'Biggest Group Of P-ssies On The Planet'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media

Well, it looks like Glenn Beck won't be guest hosting "Saturday Night Live" anytime soon. During a sprawling rant about Sunday's "blasphemous" "Fa...

Jailed Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Honored by PEN Canada

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

So, proudly, claims the official website of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. If you were to ask imprisoned liberal Saudi writer Raif Badawi, you may hear otherwise. Or not. He may not be able to tell you what he really thinks.

Pakistani Police Officer Axes Man To Death Over Blasphemy

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov 6 (Reuters) - A policeman in Pakistan hacked a man to death for allegedly making derogatory ...

Mob Lynches Christian Couple In Pakistan, Dozens Arrested

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Police in Pakistan arrested dozens of people on Wednesday after a mo...

Friday Talking Points -- Congress Briefly Interrupts 3-Month Vacation to 'Work'

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress followed up their recent five-week vacation with almost two whole weeks of actually doing their jobs, so to reward themselves they're now going to take off on another vacation. Until mid-November.

Religion Is Alive and Well in Contemporary Art

S. Brent Plate | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

On a breezy summer day, I joined a group of artists and writers in the basement of the Liberty Bar in midtown Manhattan to discuss the many places religious life meets the visual arts.

Hold Pakistan Accountable for Its Blasphemous Oppression

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Doug Bandow

The world is aflame. Religious minorities are among those who suffer most from increasing conflict. Pakistan is one of the worst homes for non-Muslims. The U.S. government should designate that nation as a "Country of Particular Concern" for failing to protect religious liberty, the most basic right of conscience.

Mob Kills Woman And Girls Over Facebook Post, Police Say

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

(Updates with comment from witness, adds PICTURE tag) By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, July 28 (Reuters) - A Pakistani mob...

From Traitors to Blasphemers?

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 07.23.2014 | Media
Marium Chaudhry

Now the media is a deep, deep purple, reflecting shades of darkness, a silent oath broken as we watch Pakistan's media violently self-destruct.

Is this America's Most Offensive Burger?

Roadtrippers | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Are you ready to eat the most blasphemous burger burger in America? Chicago's infamous metal-themed burger joint, Kuma's Corner, recently rolled out their monthly special, this time named 'The Ghost Burger.'

7 Ways to Cheat God

Oren Mendez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
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Oren Mendez

Just say a few words before you stuff that turkey sandwich into your mouth and you're in the clear with the big guy upstairs. God will write it off as a sufficient prayer because he's too busy eating a heavenly taco himself.

Why Morsi's Ouster and a Civil Society Offer Hope for Egyptian Women

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In Pakistan, two politicians who opposed blasphemy laws were assassinated, and a woman was allegedly hacked into 10 pieces by her pious husband becaus...

The Shocking Consequence Of False Blasphemy Accusations

Religion News Service | Richard S. Ehrlich | Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Pakistan’s constitutionally mandated Council of Islamic Ideology told the government anyone who wrongly accuses a person of blasphemy against ...

Fetuses Masturbate??!!

Susie Sampson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Babies are supposed to be pure and according to Congressman Burgess from Texas, boy babies are masturbatin' all the time. Yuck, if you ask me.

Syrian Rebels Reportedly Kill 15-Year-Old Boy For Blasphemy

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

A 15-year-old boy was reportedly shot in front of his family by Syrian rebels because he used the prophet Muhammad's name in an offensive manner. ...

Apostle Paul Lived And Died As A Dedicated Jew

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Paul's vision was to make his brand of Judaism -- with the recognition of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah -- a world religion easily accessible to everyone. At no time did he repudiate Judaism or declare that he represented a new religion.

Bangladesh Clashes Rage Over Blasphemy Law

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police banned all rallies in Bangladesh's capital through midnight Monday after at least 27 people died in clashes between p...

Pakistani Mob Torches Christian Man's Home For Alleged Blasphemy

AP | ZAHEER BABAR and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — Hundreds of people in eastern Pakistan rampaged through a Christian neighborhood Saturday, torching dozens of homes after hea...

Principle vs. Privilege Of Free Speech

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Opponents of Islam claim it denies freedom of speech and censors those who insult Islam. This is factually incorrect. After all, the Prophet Muhammad called differences of opinion a blessing in society and never sought to censor or threaten those who verbally attacked him.

Jesus of Nazareth, Bill O'Reilly and the Brutal Romans

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
Bernard Starr

The question of who killed Jesus or who was primarily responsible for the crucifixion has been debated by scholars, biblical experts and ordinary people for 2000 years.

Egyptian Blogger Sentenced To Prison For Blasphemy And Contempt Of Religion

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion

CAIRO -- A Cairo court on Wednesday convicted a Coptic Christian blogger who shared an anti-Islam film on social networking sites and sentenced him to...

Indian Rationalist Debunks 'Miracle' Statue As Leaky Plumbing, Accused Of Blasphemy And Forced To Flee

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion

What started with a mysterious trickle, ended in death threats, charges of blasphemy and pleas for asylum from Sanal Edamaruku. The noted Indian ratio...

Blasphemy Case Against Christian Teen Dismissed

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion

ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Pakistani court dismissed on Tuesday a blasphemy case against a Christian girl which had drawn international condemn...

'Making Health The Center Of Your Life' And Other Unhelpful Blasphemies

Lillian Daniel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

People with healthy habits still become ill. And then, if you have "put health at the center of your life," where are you when your health lets you down? You have no center anymore.