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Free Speech and Pakistan: Nisar threatens to block all social media websites with 'blasphemous content'

Source: Dawn

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Thursday threatened to block “all social media websites” that host blasphemous content hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the government to open an investigation into online blasphemy. 382 more words

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Transphobia and sexism - Jenni Murray & Sarah Dittum

I’m commenting on the article linked here written by the journalist Sarah Dittum about another journalist / presenter Jenni Murray.  At the weekend, Jenni Murray published a piece about transwomen not being actual women.  219 more words

Freeing Free Speach

Freedom of speach is seen as one of the basic human rights. Most countries secure it in forms of law. And people interpret it as a right to speak about whatever and wherever you want. 349 more words

A Prowl In Philosophy

University bans phrases such as 'right-hand man' and 'gentleman's agreement' in favour of gender-neutral terms

By Camilla Turner  10:32 AM Friday Mar 3, 2017

A university has banned phrases such as “right-hand man” and “gentleman’s agreement” in favour of gender-neutral terms. 575 more words

Political Correctness

Supreme Court acquits blasphemy accused after nearly five years in prison

Source: Dawn

By Nasir Iqbal

The Supreme Court on Monday overturned an order by the Balochistan High Court and exonerated an accused facing life imprisonment on allegations of desecrating the Holy Quran. 253 more words

The Muslim Times

Rising Rural Resistance

At last, rural folks are discovering they too can protest, can make their voices heard, just like the big cities on the coasts. While there may not be thousands of people as in Los Angeles or New York City, it has meaning. 166 more words


Free Speech: Fake News, Hate Speech and Blasphemy?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

If hate speech can be correctly identified and adequately prevented by all tools at our disposal, in the Western countries, whether against the Jews, the Muslims, the Christians, any other faith or lack there of, we would have created a perfect society. 1,609 more words

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