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Minority matters an Op-Ed from Dawn

Source: Dawn.com

By Reema Omer; who is a legal adviser for International Commission of Jurists

“I AM the prime minister of all Pakistanis, whether they are Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, or any other religion. 1,026 more words


Saudi Arabia Sentences Palestinian Poet To Death For Apostasy

Source: Huffington Post

His conviction was based on a witness who claimed to have heard his cursing God, as well as his poems.

RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) – A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for apostasy, abandoning his Muslim faith, according to trial documents seen by Human Rights Watch, its Middle East researcher Adam Coogle said on Friday. 111 more words


Book Review: Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report

Source: Princeton Press

By Saba Mahmood, who is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject (Princeton) and the coauthor of Is Critique Secular? 558 more words

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Blasphemy and the death penalty: Misconceptions explained


The hypocrites say, ‘If we return to Medina, the one most honorable will surely drive out therefrom the one most mean (Muhammad);’ while true honor belongs to Allah and to His Messenger and the believers; but the hypocrites know not. 574 more words

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Bangladesh writers stage freedom rally despite fear of attack

About 1,000 Bangladeshi authors and teachers marched through the streets of the capital on Tuesday, asserting their right to free speech days after a suspected Islamist group attacked writers and publishers critical of religious militancy. 94 more words

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Call for improvements in blasphemy law not objectionable: Supreme Court Pakistan

Source: Dawn

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has held that a call for improvements in the blasphemy law in order to provide safeguards against its misuse by levelling false allegations should not be considered objectionable. 867 more words

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Pakistan supreme court warns against false blasphemy accusations

Guardian: Pakistan’s supreme court has called on the country’s politicians to ensure that hundreds of people facing imprisonment and even execution under controversial blasphemy laws… 172 more words