Follow @TheCircumvent Rabwah, October 12, 2017. A Pakistani court on Wednesday condemned three Ahmadi men to death on charges of committing blasphemy. The court also fined the men Rs 200,000 (USD 2,000) each, and if they are unable to pay… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Premier, October 6, 2017. A Christian charity has expressed concern for two boys in Pakistan that have been arrested under the blasphemy law for allegedly burning swept papers containing Quranic verses. According to Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent One person’s comments causes a large scale protest. This is your brain on Islam. September 22: They were holding placards on which it was written, “The person who indulged in blasphemy should be beheaded” The News Minute, September 22,… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent September 19, 2017: 57 people indicted Dawn, April 13, 2017. A 23-year-old student of Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan was killed and another seriously injured by a vigilante mob for allegedly “publishing blasphemous content online”, local police said… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent PTI, September 15, 2017. A Christian man in Pakistan was sentenced to death for blasphemy after he sent a WhatsApp message to a friend that insulted Islam, his lawyer said on Friday. Nadeem James Masih was charged in… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent (The National, September 12, 2017) Man who insulted Prophet Mohammed on Facebook to see out 1 year jail term Thanks to The Religion of Peace The National, May 30, 2017. A man has been sentenced to a year in prison… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent September 9: Protests against ‘blasphemous’ remarks The News Minute, September 6, 2017. A complaint was lodged with the Hyderabad police against ‘former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) official’, RSN Singh, for allegedly making blasphemous remarks against Prophet Mohammed… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent The Jakarta Post, September 6, 2017. The Jakarta Police are set to reopen an investigation into a case of alleged blasphemy involving University of Indonesia (UI) lecturer Ade Armando following a South Jakarta District Court ruling on Monday. The… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Dawn, August 31, 2017. Additional and Sessions Judge of Shahdadpur Shahid Hussain handed down a life imprisonment verdict to an accused on a blasphemy charge on Wednesday. According to the FIR registered at Shahdadpur police station under Section… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Reuters, August 28, 2017. Laws prohibiting blasphemy are “astonishingly widespread” worldwide, with many laying down disproportionate punishments ranging from prison sentences to lashings or the death penalty, the lead author of a report on blasphemy said. Iran, Pakistan,… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent The New Arab, August 22, 2017. A Saudi teenager who filmed himself “spitting” on the holy Quran was arrested on Sunday after the video he recorded of himself went viral on social media, sparking outrage across the kingdom.… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent AFP, August 22, 2017. An Indonesian housewife has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for insulting Islam, an official said Tuesday, the latest conviction under the country’s controversial blasphemy law. Siti Aisyah, 47, was… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Read more: AFP, August 20 The Express Tribune, August 20, 2017. A Christian teenager was brutally beaten up by a mob in Jhamkay town of Wazirabad tehsil , Gujranwala on Sunday over accusations of committing blasphemy. AS*, 16,… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent The Express Tribune, August 11, 2017. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the telecom watchdog on Friday to identify the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in circulating “blasphemous content” on social media. IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, in his… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Related: Indonesia: Man sentenced to 15 months in prison for posting insults, memes about Indonesian politicians Coconuts Jakarta, July 27, 2017. Another person in Indonesia has been sentenced to 2 years in prison over an incident directly related… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Context: Korean comedy-drama sparks uproar for ‘disrespecting Islam’ The Korea Times, July 26, 2017. Scandalous drama captures Korea’s insensitivities to other cultures A comedic drama on MBC TV once again showed the nation’s general lack of sensitivity toward… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent The Christian Times, July 20, 2017. A Pakistani Christian family has fled from their home in Punjab province after their 16-year-old son was charged with blasphemy last week for talking with a colleague about his faith. Shahzad Masih,… Continue Reading
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Follow @TheCircumvent The Express Tribune, July 7, 2017. In a major development regarding efforts being made for countering and removing sacrilegious content from social media, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali met Facebook Vice President Joel Kaplan on Friday and discussed… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Gulf News, June 14, 2017. This is a must read. First, yes, the comments, if true, were directed at one individual and in a professional setting, were inappropriate. But instead of letting this one go in favor of good… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent (Al Arabiya, June 10) Pakistan sentences man to death man for blasphemy on social media (Reuters, June 11) Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook The Nation, June 10, 2017.
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