Sharia (and Old Testament) law today

In one of Hemant’s recent posts, he talks about an Economist article which mentions that no fewer than eight Muslim countries currently have the death penalty for apostasy, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan. This got me thinking that it might be worth putting together a comprehensive summary of which countries still have such barbaric laws in [Read More...]

A year of blasphemy

Ken at Popehat has responded to calls to let “other values” trump free speech in the case of blasphemy laws by simply rounding up a years worth of blasphemy-related news stories. I could quote his conclusion, but instead, I’ll just quote the first month’s worth of stories: [Read more...]

Petition to support Indonesian Atheist needs 18,000 more signatures this week

I had been vaguely aware of the story of Indonesian atheist Alexander Ann being sentenced to prison for “blasphemy” because of a fracking Facebook post expressing his doubts about the existence of God. What I didn’t know until today is that the petition to the White House to help him needs 18,000 more signatures this week [Read More...]


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