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Pakistan Faces Criticism for Harsh Blasphemy Law
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Mohammad Asghar, a 69-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, faces a death sentence in Pakistan for claiming to be the Prophet Muhammad in letters written to officials and police in 2010. ...

COMMENTARY: Blasphemy Charges Pervert Islam's Teachings
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

Sentenced for professing his atheism, Alexander Aan was recently released after 18 months in an Indonesian prison. Sentenced for professing his atheism, Alexander Aan was recently ...

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws to Require Death Sentence for False Accusers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

Pakistan’s constitutionally mandated Council of Islamic Ideology told the government anyone who wrongly accuses a person of blasphemy against Islam must be executed — a measure intended to protect innocent peo ...

Atheists Rally Around Jailed Bangladeshi Bloggers
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

An international consortium of nonbelievers is planning rallies Thursday outside Bangladeshi embassies and consulates to demand the release of several Bangladeshi bloggers who were arrested on charges of blasp ...

Activists Hail Release of Christian Pastor in Iran, Teen in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Religious rights activists are hailing the release over the weekend of an Iranian pastor accused of apostasy and a Pakistani girl who was charged with blasphemy. Religious rights ...

'Pussy Riot' Sentencing: Can't Jail Female Fury
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Russian feminist punk rock collective sentenced to prison for "performance prayer" in Orthodox cathedral. Three women from the Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Rio ...

Russian Band’s Punk Protest Prayer: Prophecy or Blasphemy?
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

The all-female Russian punk band was arrested following an uninvited “punk prayer” of protest against Russian president Vladimir Putin and his iron-fisted grip on the forthcoming election. ...

Iran Releases Christian Pastor, Two Others Remain Imprisoned
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 8:01am | Type: Blog

BosNewsLife.com reports : TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran has released Pastor Mehdi “Petros” Foroutan who served about one year in prison following a police crackdown on his and other house churches,  a spokesman told BosNewsLife late Tuesday. Jason ...

Why Do Christians Think It's Blasphemous to Doubt?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Not too long ago, a family member told me in hushed sad tones that he was praying for me. I wasn't ill. I wasn't going through a tough time. No. Not too long ago, a fami ...