A Time For Action – Michael Nugent (President of Atheist Ireland) On Alexander Aan

Washington Post: Atheists rally for persecuted unbeliever in Indonesia

The atheist community has embraced the cause of an Indonesian man, Alexander Aan, who was beaten and jailed after denying God’s existence on Facebook and posting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Center for Inquiry, a Washington-based humanist organization, launched a petition Tuesday (July 17) on behalf of Alexander Aan, a 30-year-old Indonesian civil servant currently serving a 30-month jail sentence for “deliberately spreading information inciting religious hatred and animosity,” according to the judge who sentenced him.

Whitehouse petition: Call upon the Indonesian government to respect the freedom and dignity of all its citizens and to free Alexander Aan.

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