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  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    04/12/2018
    Summary: 

    In Malaysia, “Malay movement Perkasa has proposed that a special Act, namely the Insulting Islam and the Malay Rulers Act.” The Act reportedly “has two sections, the first part provides for detention without trial and the second, open to prosecution in court as a criminal offence.” Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali describes the Act as “a reminder and lesson to all parties not to touch on or insult the honour of Islam.”

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    09/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Concern is growing among Christians in Bangladesh after the country's PM said she would not tolerate people offending Islam. There's been widespread protests in Pakistan following the release of Christian mother Asia Bibi. She was accused of blasphemy but released on appeal after almost a decade in prison. Speaking about the situation in her own country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said: "Anyone who pronounces offensive comments against it [Islam], or against the Prophet Muhammad, will be prosecuted according to the law."

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    17/05/2018
    Summary: 

    The police have nabbed a man suspected of insulting Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Islam on Facebook. In a statement posted on the official Langkawi IPD Facebook page on Thursday, police said that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday after several NGOs (non-governmental organisations) filed a police report against him the day before. They had voiced dissatisfaction with his “excessively insulting statements on Facebook against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Islam”

  • Country: 
    Sweden
    News Date: 
    02/03/2018
    Summary: 

    A 32-year-old woman from Gothenburg could be locked up for 2 years after making some Facebook jokes about Islam, Swedish newspaper  reports. According to police reports, the woman is charged with “talking in a negative or threatening way about a group of people” after she posted cartoons about Islam on Facebook.

  • Country: 
    Belgium
    News Date: 
    13/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Vigilante enforcement of Sharia blasphemy laws in Ghent. Is Belgium diverse enough yet? “87-year-old Belgian man almost kicked to death for criticising Islam,” , February 13, 2018:

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    13/01/2018
    Summary: 

    A man has been detained in Sonargaon, Narayanganj for reportedly posting on Facebook several photos defaming the Quran. Hasan-ul-Islam, 28, of East Delpara at Fatulla, was picked up from Meghnaghat area on Friday night, said Narayanganj’s Additional Superintendent of Police Md Sharfuddin. According to police, Hasan posted the photos on the social networking site on January 7 which went viral soon, causing stir on social media, and created tension among the locals. After the Jummah prayers Friday, the Muslim community of the area had demonstrated demanding his arrest and punis

  • Country: 
    Yemen
    News Date: 
    15/01/2018
    Summary: 

    The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    26/12/2017
    Summary: 
    • Asad Noor is accused of mocking the Prophet on Facebook and Youtube
    • The 25-year-old was arrested as he tried to leave the country on Monday

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  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    15/12/2017
    Summary: 

    A woman was sentenced to jail and fined by a magistrate's court here after being found guilty of deliberately uttering words that insulted the Islamic faith at a mosque last year.
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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/10/2016
    Summary: 

    A MAN who runs a secondary school has been filmed saying all people who insult Islam should be put to death. The rector at Al-Ashraaf Secondary School in Ilford, was captured making the hateful comments at a rally in 2013.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    26/09/2017
    Summary: 

    Two schoolboys said a man accused of encouraging terrorism told them "you had to kill" anyone who insulted their religion, a court has heard. One boy said Zameer Ghumra, 38, from Leicester, supported so-called Islamic State and showed him beheading videos

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    08/09/2017
    Summary: 

    Sharoon Masih, the lone Christian student in his year, had only attended the school in South Punjab for three days. After complaining to his parents of bullying, he was set upon by pupils after drinking from the same glass as a Muslim, according to other students at the MC Model Boys Government School Burewala who witnessed the attack. Although anti-Christian violence is common in the Muslim nation, the youthfulness of the mob in this case marks an ugly first for the country.

  • Summary: 

    This smearing nonsense has to stop.  I don’t like Islam and I have every right to feel that way.  As a woman who believes in free speech, it is entirely justified.  In order to preserve the rights and safety of women, and our right to speak our minds, I believe we must end immigration from Muslim countries.  Its not a conclusion I want to reach, but common sense tells me it’s unfortunately necessary.

    I want to halt immigration from theocratic or tyrannical societies because I believe in freedom.  Freedom and totalitarianism, especially religious totalitarianism which gives itself the authority of the creator of the universe, cannot live side by side.  You must pick one.  I pick freedom, and I will fight to preserve it from all that threatens it.

    This isn’t fascism.  This is commitment to liberty and democracy.  I will hold fast to this commitment and I will not cower down.  I will fight for our age-old liberties, and if I become leader, UKIP will be a party that fights for our age-old liberties.

  • Country: 
    South Africa
    News Date: 
    23/07/2017
    Summary: 

    If Joey Rasdien had said anything remotely negative about Judaism or Christianity, he would have been celebrated as an “edgy” and “iconoclastic” comedian. But when he dared say something mildly critical about Islam, he and the organizers of the event where this took place had to issue abject apologies. The whole world is cowering in fear before barbarians who will murder you for insulting them.

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    05/07/2017
    Summary: 

    “What began as a protest soon escalated into a violent roving mob ransacking houses of the majority Hindu community in the district. It is believed that dozens of businesses, houses, and at least six police vehicles, were torched by a mob in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district….Blockades are on in at least 60 places in Basirhat and incidents of police being beaten up are also being reported.”

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
    Summary: 

    Police today launched a hate crime probe after literature saying those who insult Islam “must be killed” was allegedly handed out at a London mosque. A Standard investigation has uncovered claims that the booklet, which says “any Muslim should kill” those who insult the Prophet Mohammed, was distributed at a gathering in Walthamstow. It points to a classical manual of Islamic law to justify killings without waiting for court judgments and says apostates “deserve to be assassinated”.

  • Summary: 

    Upon reading the original source documents of Islam—the Quran, hadith, biographies, and histories—one is struck by the casual and matter-of-fact way that Muhammad and his Muslims traffic in violence and bloodshed.

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    28/04/2017
    Summary: 

    A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed.

  • Summary: 

    Progress can never be made if we can't satirise Islam, says Maajid Nawaz. The LBC presenter said we need the right to be able to blaspheme and criticise religion, because if people can't express their opinion verbally - they will turn to violence. Maajid passionately made the case for encouraging satire of Islam after writer and campaigner, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, said: 'We've had Life of Brian, now we need Life of Muhammad'.

  • Summary: 
    • "According to one estimate, 10−15 percent of the world's Muslims are Islamists. Out of well over 1.6 billion, or 23 percent of the globe's population, that implies more than 160 million individuals." – Ayaan Hirsi Ali, in her new book, The Challenge of Dawa.

    • That was Ronald Reagan's major achievement in his long war against the Soviet Union: presenting communism as a joke -- exposing the lies of the Soviet regime, exposing the misery under which its people were living, and explaining why Western values were preferable to Communist ones. This is exactly what the West, Hirsi Ali explains, should be doing with radical Islam.

    • Western civilization is a humanist vision in which Christianity integrated Jewish wisdom, Greek philosophy and Roman law, thereby giving Western culture its distinctive character: freedom of speech and of the press, equal justice under law, the primacy of the individual, separation of religion and state, freedom of religion and from religion, property rights, sexual equality, an independent judiciary, and independent education, among other values. This is what radical Islam wants to destroy. That is why terrorists are attacking our churches, the State of Israel and why they are subverting democracy to turn it into Islamic law, sharia.

  • Country: 
    Tunisia
    News Date: 
    07/04/2017
    Summary: 

    A British DJ has been sentenced to a year in jail in Tunisia for “offending public morality” after he played a dance music remix of the Muslim call to prayer in a nightclub. DJ Dax, who was born in London, was in the Muslim-majority nation as part of the Orbit Festival in Nabeul in the country’s northeast. The club he played in was  after footage of the night was put onli

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    29/03/2017
    Summary: 

    Facebook has signalled its intent to help Pakistan identify thought criminals even as one blogger faces the death penalty for the ‘crime’ of blaspheming against Islam.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    28/03/2017
    Summary: 
    • The nation's first female Muslim federal MP wants religion covered in race laws
    • Dr Anne Aly wants section 18C of Racial Discrimination Act to be broadened
    • She argued the existing law didn't cover people calling someone a 'dirty Muslim' 
    • But she said if someone calling a person a 'dirty Arab' would fall under 18C law
  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    24/03/2017
    Summary: 

    Three more bloggers were accused of blasphemy on Friday in an Islamabad anti-terrorism court, while elsewhere in the city hundreds of security forces prevented a radical cleric from holding a protest to condemn another five bloggers, who were earlier charged with insulting Islam an offense punishable by death in this Islamic country.

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    24/03/2017
    Summary: 

    , sentenced to death for “insulting the prophet” of Islam when he was 19-years-old, was tricked into signing his confession, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

    Despite the severity of the charge, a court-appointed attorney who failed to defend him properly represented him during his trial, added the source, who requested anonymity for security reasons.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/01/1998
    Summary: 

    A change of name at a Luton bingo hall has met with violent protest from the town's Muslim population - who object to it being called "Mecca". Executives from Mecca Bingo Ltd - which has traded under the name since 1884 - were unable to agree a solution with community leaders at a meeting yesterday. Sections of the community have been outraged since the renaming in November of the bingo hall, previously called Top Rank.

  • Summary: 

    The Qur'an says that Allah curses the one who harms the Prophet in this world and He connected harm of Himself to harm of the Prophet. There is no dispute that anyone who curses Allah is killed and that his curse demands that he be categorised as an unbeliever. The judgement of the unbeliever is that he is killed.

    Allah says, "Those who harm Allah and His Messenger, Allah has cursed them in this world and in the Next, and has prepared for them a humiliating punishment." (33:57). He said something similar about those who kill the believers. Part of the curse on them in this world is that they are killed. Allah says, "Cursed they will be. Wherever they are found, they are seized and all slain." (33: 61) He mentions the punishment of those who fight, "That is humiliation in this world for them." (5:45) "Killing(qatl) can have the meaning of "curse".[] Allah says, "May the conjecturers be killed!" (51:11) and "May Allah fight them! How they are perverted!" (9:30) i.e. may Allah curse them.

    This is because there is a difference between their harming Allah and His Messenger and harming the believers. Injuring the believers, short of murder, incurs beating and exemplary punishment. The judgement against those who harm Allah and His Prophet is more severe - the death penalty.

  • Country: 
    Mauritania
    News Date: 
    02/02/2017
    Summary: 

    A Mauritanian court will re-examine the case of a young, who is facing execution following his death sentence for "apostasy" – the abandonment of Islam. In a case that has shaken the nation, the young Mauritanian blogger and engineer was sentenced to death for apostasy in December 2014 over the publication a year earlier of an article entitled "Relig

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    31/10/2016
    Summary: 

    Hundreds of Muslims in eastern Bangladesh angry about a social media post launched a wave of attacks against Hindu temples and homes in a rare convulsion of communal violence in the region, Bangladeshi police said Monday.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    05/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A mob of 150,000 Muslim protesters took to the streets on Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia, calling for the death penalty for the capital’s Christian governor. Clashes following the protest resulted in one death and another twelve people injured, according to Indonesian police. Islamist groups denounced Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for “insulting Islam,” after the governor suggested that a Qur’an verse allegedly prohibiting Muslims from voting for non-Muslim leaders is a lie. During the march, demonstrators carried signs demanding that the official be put to death for blasphemy.

  • Summary: 

    If you thought the public shaming and punishment of people for ridiculing religion was a thing of the past — a dark past when you’d be put in the stocks, or worse, for failing to bend your knee to certain gods and beliefs — then think again. Just look at the treatment of Olympian gymnast Louis Smith. Since a video of him taking the mick out of Islam was leaked in October, he’s been pilloried in the press, pressured to recant his heretical humour, dragged on to TV to repent before the Loose Women (the new guardians of public morality, apparently), and now he’s been suspended from his job for two months. All for having a laugh about a religion. There have been no rotten tomatoes or licking flames, but Smith’s treatment nonetheless echoes that time when ‘blasphemers’ were made to suffer for their thoughts and words.

  • Summary: 

    Unfortunately, the plight of one minority being set upon – in particular, but not exclusively, by the Islamic State – has yet to become the subject of appropriate outrage around the world: Christians are being rounded up, raped, robbed and murdered by these and other jihadists across much of the Middle East. The Islamic State has even killed Christian children, just because of their faith. Typically, when IS jihadists conquer an area, they target Christian minorities by labeling their homes with the Arabic letter ن (pronounced “nun”), shorthand for the Arabic word Nasrani, which means Nazarene – a believer in Jesus of Nazareth and, therefore, a Christian. Once marked in this fashion, they are singled out for persecution, and given the simple choice – convert, submit or die.

    In the lands controlled by the Islamic State, the Arabic letter ن is the modern day version of the Star of David that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany and the lands it conquered.

    Admin: People are suggesting use that symbol as a sign of resistance and support in the West.

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    21/10/2016
    Summary: 

    Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is facing a new round of lashes, according to his supporters. A Canadian foundation campaigning for his release said a “reliable source” in Saudi Arabia told them he faces a renewed threat of flogging. The 32-year-old was handed 1,000 lashes and a ten-year jail term in 2014 for insulting Islam online. Mr Badawi received his first 50 lashes in public in January 2015, prompting international condemnation. Arrangements for his continued flogging have been postponed amid concerns for his health.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    15/10/2016
    Summary: 

    The crowd threatened Masih and his family and called for the teenager to be hanged. Masih’s legal team said: “There were about 80 people of different age groups including students that were present in the premises only for Nabeel’s hearing and each of them was continuously calling on the phone for other people to come. Even the lawyers were threatened.” Admin: The fact that flash mobs can form like this anywhere rather demolishes claims that 'most Muslims are moderates' or are there flying squads of extremists travelling from incident to incident?

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/10/2016
    Summary: 

    A MAN who runs a secondary school has been filmed saying all people who insult Islam should be put to death.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/10/2016
    Summary: 

    A former Conservative council candidate and “teacher”, who runs a secondary school in East London, called for critics of Islam to be killed.

    Admin: Will a prosecution follow?

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
    Summary: 

    Extremist leaflets ordering Muslims to kill those who offend Islam were handed out outside an east London mosque. Metropolitan police is launching an investigation into hate crime after worshippers were given the booklets during a gathering by the Dar-ul-Uloom Qadria Jilania mosque in Walthamstow.

  • Summary: 

    How odd that a site that purports to give answers about Islam from learned imams would so misunderstand Islam as to think that apostates from Islam and those who say something impermissible about Islam should be put to death. Of course, there is no real misunderstanding here, but that is what Islamic apologists in the West would have us believe: that Islam is benign and completely compatible with Western principles of human rights, and only those who misunderstand it think otherwise.

    In any case, this ruling is pertinent today, as it explains why Muslims react with such fury and violence to perceived “insults” to Muhammad: in accord with his example, they consider verbal attacks on Islam even worse than physical ones, and believe that those who perpetrate such perceived attacks must be put to death. “Some of the rulings on apostasy and apostates,” fromIslam QA (thanks to Paul):

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    08/08/2008
    Summary: 

    After a year-long hearing, costing half a million dollars, a Canadian Human Rights body has concluded that a man who reprinted the Danish “Mohammed cartoons” in his magazine did not incite hatred against Muslims.

  • Summary: 

     

    Muslims have repeatedly killed those who make jokes or satire about Mohammed. Is this murder Islamic?

    Muslims have repeatedly killed those who make jokes or satire about Mohammed. Is this murder Islamic?

     

  • Summary: 

    On September 14, 2012, a crowd of hundreds formed outside of Saber’s home chanting “Allahu Akbar” and demanding that Saber be arrested for allegedly posting a link to the film [ made in the United States that depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad in a negative light.], along with other crimes such as insulting religion.

  • Summary: 

    What will they do when Switzerland becomes another Egypt? Where will they flee then? As the free world commits suicide, where will free people go?

  • Country: 
    Kuwait
    News Date: 
    12/12/2012
  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    30/07/2013
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    18/01/2012
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/11/2013
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    28/11/2014
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    27/02/2012
    Summary: 

    In a wide-ranging interview about faith and broadcasting, Mr Thompson disclosed that producers were faced with the possibilities of “violent threats” instead of normal complaints if they broadcast certain types of satire. He suggested other faiths had “very close identity with ethnic minorities” and as a result were covered in a more careful way by broadcasters. “Without question, ‘I complain in the strongest possible terms’, is different from, ‘I complain in the strongest possible terms and I am loading my AK47 as I write’,” he said. “This definitely raises the stakes.”

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    22/08/2016
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