Blasphemy
Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God, to religious or holy persons or things, or toward something considered sacred or inviolable.Some religions consider ...
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Blasphemy law
Blasphemy law is a law limiting the freedom of speech and expression relating to blasphemy, or irreverence toward holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, or beliefs.In place of, or in additi...
Islam and blasphemy
Blasphemy in Islam is impious utterance or action concerning God, Muhammad or anything considered sacred in Islam. The Quran admonishes blasphemy, but does not specify any worldly punishment for blasp...
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Blasphemy and the United Nations
Defamation of religion is an issue that has been repeatedly addressed by some member states of the United Nations (UN) since 1999. Several non-binding resolutions have been voted on and accepted by t...
Blasphemy law in Egypt
In Egypt, the law against blasphemy is one of the instruments which the government and the Sunni majority use to persecute Egyptian minorities who do not subscribe to Sunni religious views. The most p...
Blasphemy law in Australia
Australia's Constitution (Section 116) prohibits Australia from having a state religion, and the Crown has rarely acted to protect religion. The Crown has not prosecuted anyone for blasphemy since 191...
Blasphemy law in Nigeria
The Federal Republic of Nigeria operates two court systems. Both systems can punish blasphemy. The Constitution provides a Customary (secular) system and a system that incorporates Sharia. The Customa...
Blasphemy law in Pakistan
The Pakistan Penal Code prohibits blasphemy against any recognized religion, providing penalties ranging from a fine to death. From 1987 to 2014 over 1300 people have been accused of blasphemy, mostly...
Józef Łobodowski
Józef Stanisław Łobodowski was a Polish poet and political thinker.Łobodowski was born 19 March 1909 at the Purwiszki country estate, Sejny County in the Suwałki Land (Pol., Suwalszczyzna), Polish lan...
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Reinhard Döhl
Reinhard Döhl (16 September 1934 – 29 May 2004) was a German writer and scholar in the fields of literature and media studies, also remembered as a poet and artist.Though chiefly associated with his a...
The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. As with his previous books, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contem...
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Richard Webster (author)
Richard Webster (17 December 1950 – 24 June 2011) was a British cultural historian, the author of five published books, dealing with subjects such as the controversy over Salman Rushdie's novel The Sa...
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Blasphemy Day
International Blasphemy Day encourages individuals and groups to openly express criticism of religion and blasphemy laws. It was founded in 2009 by the Center for Inquiry. A student contacted the Cen...
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain" (KJV; also "You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God" (NRSV) and variants) is one of the Ten Commandments.It is a pro...
Getting Married (Strindberg)
Getting Married (Swedish: Giftas) is a collection of short stories by the Swedish writer August Strindberg. The first volume was first published on 27 September 1884 and contained twelve stories d...
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Blasphemy law in Jordan
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has Islam as the state religion, and most Jordanians are Sunni Muslims. The kingdom prevents blasphemy against Islam by education, by laws, and by policies that discour...
Defamation of religion and the United Nations
Defamation of religion is an issue that has been repeatedly addressed by some member states of the United Nations (UN) since 1999. Several non-binding resolutions have been voted on and accepted by t...
Edward Elwall
Edward Elwall, born 9 November 1676, died 29 November 1744, was a mercer and grocer, born at Sedgley near Wolverhampton. He was a Unitarian and a Sabbatarian Baptist; that is, his day of rest and wor...
Ramón Chíes
Ramón Chíes y Gómez de Riofranco (1846-1893) was a Spanish journalist, editor, and political activist. Best known for his support for anti-clerical and republican positions, Chíes was an early propone...
Blasphemy law in the United Kingdom
This article describes the blasphemy law in the United Kingdom.
The common law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel were abolished by the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. See the ...
Blasphemy law in Ireland
In the Republic of Ireland, blasphemy is required to be prohibited by Article 40.6.1.i. of the 1937 Constitution. The common law offence of blasphemous libel, applicable only to Christianity and last ...
Lebanon hostage crisis
The Lebanon hostage crisis was the systematic kidnapping in Lebanon of 96 foreign hostages of 21 national origins—mostly American and western European — between 1982 and 1992. At least eight hostages ...
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Zygmunt Unrug
Zygmunt Unrug (1676–1732), also known as Sigismund von Unruh, was a Polish szlachta nobleman of German descent who served as a royal chamberlain, starosta, and ambassador to the Kingdom of Prussia dur...
Blasphemy law in Kuwait
Kuwait's state religion is Islam. The law against blasphemy is part of the 1961 Press Law.
Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government which gained its independence from th...
Blasphemy law in Afghanistan
Afghanistan uses Sharia as its justification for punishing blasphemy. The punishments are among the harshest in the world. Afghanistan uses its law against blasphemy to persecute religious minorities,...
Robert Reid Kalley
Robert Reid Kalley (8 September 1809 – 17 January 1888) was a Scottish physician and Presbyterian missionary notable for his efforts to spread Presbyterian views in Portuguese-speaking territories and...
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