Topic / Blasphemy

Pakistan wants help to silence ‘blasphemers’ worldwide

Satirists have jumped at the opportunity to point and laugh at Pakistan’s plan to to launch a worldwide hunt to identify and punish ‘blasphemers’ who use Facebook and Twitter to insult Islam. Pakistan Today, for example, ran a piece entitled “Facebook to add ‘Kafir! Kafir!’ emoji reaction amidst clampdown on blasphemous content.” In a major […]

Denmark hits Koran burner with its ancient blasphemy law

The ‘crime’ of blasphemy in Denmark has been around for over 150 years, and the last time it was used – unsuccessfuly – was in 1971. But it’s being dusted off again to prosecute a Danish man who posted a video of himself torching Koran on Facebook. According to this report, the 42-year-old put the […]

Christian killjoys queer the pitch for gay nativity figurines

When the demented Andrea Williams of Christian Concern got wind of the fact that Christmas decorations featuring same-sex couples were being sold on the crafts website Zazzle she went ballistic. According to Pink News, the loathsome woman said: These decorations are a desperate and ridiculous attempt to pretend that homosexual relationships are pure and holy. […]

MP slams BBC for vilifying Olympic athlete Louis Smith

Conservative MP Charles Walker has accused the BBC of placing itself ‘firmly at the head of the mob’ who attacked Louis Smith for lampooning Islam. Walker also said the Government was “nowhere to be seen” when it should have been defending free expression. He added that the Government’s silence over the hounding and death threats […]

Spanish sex shop forced to remove display of holy dildos

The shop – Non Sit Peccatum – in the town of Talavera de la Reina near Toledo removed the display after it received complaints from locals. According to this report, a group calling themselves the Children of the Virgin Mary launched a boycott of the store. Shop owner Héctor Valdivielso commissioned an artist to paint […]

Santa vs Jesus game slammed for being ‘blasphemous’

A Christmas-themed board game that pits Jesus against Santa ‘trivialises Christian belief’ by portraying the the two ‘as fictional characters’, according to Evangelical Alliance spokesman Danny Webster. The BBC reports that Santa vs Jesus, made by London company Komo Games, is played by two teams – one for each of the festive figures – who […]

Artist Abel Azcona cleared of blasphemy by a judge in Spain

Last year performance artist Abel Azcona horrified Catholics in Pamplona, Spain, when he used 242 stolen consecrated hosts to spell out the the word ‘pederastia‘ at an exhibition he mounted in a city gallery to highlight the Church’s systematic rape of children. According to this report, Azcona procured the Catholic crackers by pretending to receive […]

Indonesian Islamists riot over Governor’s alleged blasphemy

Indonesian police used tear gas and water cannon at the weekend to quell a violent protest staged by thousands of hard-line Muslims. Demonstrators accused Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – a Christian and the first ethnic Chinese to hold the post of Governor of Jakarta – of having insulted the Koran, and want him to be prosecuted. […]

Blasphemy acquittal is no guarantee of Asia Bibi’s safety

If Pakistan’s Supreme Court decides tomorrow (Thursday) to quash the death sentence imposed in 2010 on Asia Bibi, above, who was found guilty of blasphemy, chances are that Muslim fanatics will do all in their power to kill her. According to this BBC report (July 2015): Thousands have protested against her and said they would […]

Man faces jail for pulling the plug on Buddhist broadcast

Dutch citizen Klaas Haytema, 30, above, is awaiting trial on a charge of insulting religion by disconnecting an amplifier broadcasting a late-night sermon from a Buddhist hall in the tourist city of Mandalay in northern Myanmar. Haytema, according to this report, silenced the amplifier because: I wanted to sleep desperately. I couldn’t stand the noise. […]