On this day in 1989, a fatwa ordering the murder of Salman Rushdie was announced. Are we closer or farther to the goal of free expression today?
If Europe believes in enforcing blasphemy laws in order to suppress offensive speech is necessary for maintaining ‘religious peace,’ it’s dead wrong.
The public mocking of Christian belief can understandably generate an impulse to retreat behind walls. We should resist this impulse and respond in wisdom and charity.
What’s most disturbing is that the judges’ decision is a capitulation not only to Islamic law but to the demands of the mob.
Saudi Arabia has sentenced Ashraf Fayadh to death for love poetry.
In the United States, it’s more dangerous to offend the LGBT lobby than to provoke Muslims with what they consider blasphemy.
The message from several world leaders who attended the Paris unity rally on Sunday: We’re sorry blasphemy got you killed. Usually our punishments for it aren’t that bad.
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