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Truthdiggers of the Week: Charlie Hebdo

Critical journalists view the slaughter of their colleagues in Paris from a deeply personal perspective. “Does my work threaten my life?” we ask ourselves.

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 READ MORE

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Video Blasted for ‘Blasphemy’

Katy Perry can count fewer Muslims among her fan base after the release of the video for her new single, “Dark Horse.”

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 READ MORE

Indonesian Atheist Sentenced to Two and a Half Years in Prison

An Indonesian civil servant was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on charges of blaspheming and violating Indonesian Internet laws when he professed his atheism on Facebook.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 READ MORE

AP / Fareed Khan

Pakistani Politician Ends Bid to Change Blasphemy Laws

Pakistani parliament member Sherry Rehman is the latest politician to contest the country’s controversial blasphemy law in a move that has led to threats on her life, but her efforts have been thwarted by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ...

Posted on Feb 3, 2011 READ MORE

Flickr / Spencer E Holtaway

Pakistan to Watch Web for Blasphemous Content

Eagle-eyed Pakistani officials will be fixing their gazes on major websites like Amazon, Yahoo, Google and MSN in an attempt to zero in on, and even block, content that might be considered offensive to Muslims.

Posted on Jun 25, 2010 READ MORE

Flickr / Franco Bouly (CC-BY-ND)

Pakistan Bans Facebook Over Muhammad Drawings

Pakistanis will have to do their poking elsewhere for now: Islamabad blocked access to the social networking site altogether over a Facebook-fueled movement called “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day!” which urges the public to create and share images of the Prophet Muhammad. (continued)

Posted on May 19, 2010 READ MORE

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Muslim Site Sends ‘South Park’ Creators a Warning

They’re no strangers to controversy after years of fine-tuning the art of contrarian cartooning, but “South Park” masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone are now the recipients of an ominous message posted on the Islamic website ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 20, 2010 READ MORE

Parwez Kambakhsh

Afghan Court Resentences Activist

Want proof that the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan has brought the democracy it promised? You won’t find it in this case. An appeals court resentenced Parwez Kambakhsh, a student arrested for distributing an article on women’s rights, to a mere 20 years in prison, overturning the controversial death sentence he was given last year.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008 READ MORE

Austrian exhibit
AP photo / Lilli Strauss

Outrage Over Last Supper Orgy Image Rattles Vienna Museum

A Catholic Church-affiliated museum in Vienna was shaken up this week by a controversy that erupted over the display of an unconventional rendering of Jesus and his disciples sharing the Last Supper—and then some—in an exhibit called “Religion, Flesh and Power.”

Posted on Apr 11, 2008 READ MORE

Old Bailey statue

British Lawmakers Strike Down Blasphemy Law

Following a heated debate, the British House of Lords approved an amendment that does away with the UK’s long-standing common law against blasphemy—a watershed moment that some believe was too long in coming.

Posted on Mar 7, 2008 READ MORE


Sam Harris on the Reality of Islam

“The truth about Islam is as politically incorrect as it is terrifying: Islam is all fringe and no center,” writes America’s most prominent secularist in a challenging and provocative new essay.
UPDATE: Harris responds to a deluge of comments and some criticism.

Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE

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