Pakistan: Religious parties praise ‘heroes’ and ‘warriors of Islam’ who lynched student accused of blasphemy

Follow @TheCircumvent A portion of the original story, highlighting Muslim tolerance of others with different views: Mardan’s Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mohammad Alam Shinwari said the deceased student, Mashal, had been accused of running Facebook pages “which allegedly… Continue Reading

‘Moderate’ Indonesia: Pastor charged with blasphemy over quoting Qur’an, claiming Muhammad didn’t follow his own teachings

Follow @TheCircumvent The Qur’an allows Muslims to only have four wives (Qur’an 4:3); Muhammad had thirteen wives, eleven at the same time. Muhammad was even described as a “womanizer” (at-Tabari IX:139). Of course, pointing out this logical inconsistencies in Islam… Continue Reading

India: Police file criminal case against Twitter user who posted ‘blasphemous’ remarks against Muhammad’s daughter

Follow @TheCircumvent Siasat News, November 20, 2017. Police Dabeerpura registered a criminal case under section 295 (A) of IPC against a person who had posted blasphemous remarks against Hazrat Bibi Fatima. According to the details, the members of Shia sect of the Muslims made… Continue Reading

UAE: Man arrested for ‘blasphemous’ Facebook cartoon of Muhammad with ‘offensive remark’

Follow @TheCircumvent The agent described the cartoon in prosecution records and explained the extremely offensive remark targeting the Prophet’s family matters coupled with misleading statements attributed to the Prophet…. Family matters? Like his child bride Aisha washing off his semen?… Continue Reading

Pakistan: Committee to be formed to monitor and block blasphemous web content

Follow @TheCircumvent October 25: “The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication was informed that the Pakistan Telecom Authority had takenaction against 188 websites for uploading blasphemous material.” Dawn, October 25, 2017. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday told the National Assembly Standing… Continue Reading

(Updated) India: Official’s comments on TV about Muhammad deemed blasphemy, complaint lodged to police

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

Indonesia: Police to reopen blasphemy case against professor for ‘Allah is not Arabic’ Facebook post

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