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Freedom going into reverse

Source: CNN

CNN)The arc of history is bending backward, away from freedom and justice. It’s not what was supposed to happen, but it’s the troubling reality revealed in a… 679 more words

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Egyptian writer Fatima Naoot jailed for insulting Islam

Source: Indian Express

In October, Naoot described in a post on her Facebook account Eid Al-Adha’s tradition of slaughtering sheep as the “greatest massacre committed by human beings”.  350 more words

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Documentary on radical Islam raises hackles in France

Source: Yahoo News

Paris (AFP) – A documentary on radical Islam has struck a nerve in France two-and-a-half months after a devastating jihadist attack in Paris and sparked a debate about freedom of expression. 286 more words


Egyptian writer Fatima Naoot jailed for insulting Islam

Source: The Indian Express

An Egyptian court has sentenced secular writer Fatima Naoot to three years in prison and a fine of $2,550 after being found guilty of insulting Islam, daily Al-Ahram reported. 269 more words


The blasphemy law, Islam and the state

Source: Daily Times

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

The blasphemy law, as enacted in Pakistan in 1986, militates first and foremost against the Islamic principles of justice and here is why: if it is conceived as an Islamic law, is it subject to hadd? 251 more words


New York Times: The Words That Killed Medieval Jews

Source: New York Times

By Sara Lipton

DO harsh words lead to violent acts? At a moment when hate speech seems to be proliferating, it’s a question worth asking. 997 more words

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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