Tags » Blasphemy Laws

'WhatsApp blasphemy' and the plight of Pakistani Christians

A Christian man in Pakistan was sentenced to death for sharing “blasphemous” material on WhatsApp. DW talks to his brother about the court conviction and the plight of minorities in Pakistan. 1,367 more words

Real Estate

Freedom & Respect: Beyond the Blasphemy Debate

Mark Barwick reflects on the tension between the right to free speech and the building of peaceful societies in an ever-globalising world. Can the two coexist? 693 more words


Pakistani Christian Mother Sentenced to Death, Nominated for Prestigious Religious Freedom Prize


Asia Bibi, Christian Mother Sentenced to Death, Nominated for Prestigious Religious Freedom Prize

Share On Facebook Share On Twitter… 548 more words


Journalist Charged with Criticizing Islam as a "Hate Motivated" Crime

Muslim and Liberal members of the Canadian Government are targeting Bloggers, Journalists and everyday citizens for criticizing Islam.

The Ontario politician who decided to file charges against this Journalist is a Muslim, let into the country from Pakistan, named Yasir Naqvi. 18 more words

EU Condemns Pakistan over its blasphemy laws; Parliament calls for their abolition

The Council of the EU adopted conclusions on Pakistan on 17 July where they once-more condemned the world’s third largest Muslim nation for its lack of freedom of religion, and in particular for its abusive blasphemy laws, stating that the EU has a clear interest in a stable, secure, and democratic Pakistan. 447 more words

European Parliament

#NotInMyName and expanding 'islands of sanity'

Talking about the #NotInMyName campaign in India against lynch mobs that forced PM Modi to break his near-silence on the vigilante violence, my friend Jaspal Singh in an email also discusses the model of citizens’ “defence committees” against communal violence, as seen in Canada and in India. 775 more words