What If I Told You That You Could Help Save A Life With A Tweet?

What If I Told You That You Could Help Save A Life With A Tweet? February 7, 2020

In 2013, Junaid Hafeez was arrested in Pakistan for insulting the prophet of Islam.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH.

DEATH.

Unfortunately, he’s nowhere near the only one. Many of these men and women have only just been critical of the national religion in their country. Many of them are considered blasphemers just for being atheist and being honest about it.

In 40+ countries, you can be charged and sentenced for blasphemy.

In many of those countries, atheism is considered blasphemy.

In 14 countries, you can be sentenced to death for blasphemy and for being an atheist.

So many of the people affected by these antiquated laws face these punishments because they cannot afford to defend themselves. Many are on death row because they had no money for a lawyer.

It’s time we did something about this, no?

Atheist Alliance International, which is the only atheist organization with special consultative UN status, has launched a legal aid fund. Money raised for this fund will be set aside and every dollar of it will be used to help pay the legal fees for the men and women in these 40+ countries who have been charged with blasphemy.

All you have to do is tweet to help us raise this money.

Here is a pre-written tweet that you can tweet by clicking here or by copying and pasting:

In 14 countries, blasphemy is punishable by death. In those places, atheism is considered blasphemy. Time to do something. Help us launch a legal aid fund to help victims of these laws by donating here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/229447941389432/ #Right2Blaspheme #atheist

You can also tag any of the following to help get more eyes in this campaign:

@RichardDawkins
@rickygervais
@ThinkingAtheist
@SethAndrewsTTA
@SecularStudents
@seculardotorg
@americnhumanist
@AtheistRepublic
@jimjefferies
@GadSaad
@ArianFoster
@SarahTheHaider
@SarahKSilverman
@sherlockmichael
@ExmuslimsOrg
@aliamjadrizvi
@DanBarkerFFRF
@BillNye
@JaclynGlenn
@peterboghossian
@hrw
@danieldennett
@LKrauss1
@SethMacFarlane
@billmaher
@MaryamNamazie
@MrAtheistPants
@sapinker
@timminchin
@DerrenBrown
@stephenfry
@SalmanRushdie
@SamHarrisOrg
@michaelshermer
@pennjillette

If you want more information on this campaign, please email me at courtneycheard@gmail.com

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  • EllyR

    This world is rather disgusting as it is. Religions make it worse, much worse and Islam controlled areas are the worst.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58fc337fa20068c298feae65e587551136690cf18b0efb942f4637de526fe9dd.jpg

  • S. Arch

    Coming soon to a U.S. state near you: legalized imprisonment, deportation, and murder of non-Christians. The Republic is dead. There’s a dictator in the White House. The Senate obeys the will of the dictator instead of the will of the people. SCOTUS also obeys the will of the dictator. The dictator obeys his Christo-fascist advisers. From here on out, elections will be rigged so that “Republicans” (i.e., christo-fascists) maintain control. How long before the midnight raids begin? How long before atheists and other “undesirables” start to disappear? Get out while you can.

  • Sassafras

    I wish I was rich so I could escape this shithole country!

  • Gord O’Mitey