President of Nigerian Humanist Association sentenced to 24 years jail for ‘blasphemy’

Mubarak Bala

In April 2020, Mubarak Bala, the president Nigerian Humanists, was arrested in Kaduna for blasphemy. His “crime” – He had made a Facebook posting that was deemed to be “Blasphemy” by some. He was then transferred from Kaduna to Kano and held there. The latest update is that on the 5th of April, 2022, yes two years … Read more

Irish Blasphemy is now legal

The news from Ireland last weekend is not just good, it is excellent. Nestled amongst the details are two truly outstanding results. One is the presidential election, and the other concerns blasphemy. A progressive candidate was reelected by a landslide as President of Ireland The absurd Blasphemy law has been officially obliterated from the Irish … Read more

What is Blasphemy really all about?

Blasphemers are now apparently being targeted by the Pakistani government … Pakistan has asked Facebook and Twitter to help identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition. Under the country’s strict blasphemy laws, anyone found to have insulted Islam or the prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to death. The interior minister, Chaudhry … Read more

Weird Demands: Pat Boone Wants Blasphemy Laws to Punish Saturday Night Live

Pat Boone, yes the singer not somebody with a similar name, feels that Saturday night live went too far with a recent parody and he would like to see a blasphemy law put in place to prosecute them for “Blasphemy”. This happened a few days ago on the April 22, 2016 broadcast of Fox News Radio’s The … Read more

Pakistani lawyers pushing “Death for Blasphemy” for hundreds of cases

Reuters has a report about a group of 700 Pakistani lawyers in the Punjab who are vigorously promoting support for the concept of “Death for Blasphemy” and are part of a consortium whose mission is to ensure that those that are accused are then charged, tried, and execute … no exceptions. The Reuters report explains … A little-known alliance … Read more

People have rights … ideas do not.

It was International Blasphemy Rights Day (30th Sept) a few days ago, and so it is perhaps appropriate to remember that the key point is not to offend, but rather to reject the meaningless concept of Blasphemy, a tool deployed by some to both oppress and to also enforce irrational dogma as “truth”. So who gets to decide when … Read more