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Pakistani policeman kills blasphemy suspect with axe

Lahore - A Pakistani policeman used an axe to kill a man arrested on blasphemy allegations, a day after a mob murdered a Christian couple accused of the same crime, officials said Thursday.

Christian 'blasphemy' couple detained by boss before murder

- A Pakistani Christian bonded labourer and his pregnant wife killed for alleged blasphemy were locked inside a brick-making factory before their murder to prevent them from fleeing their debts, relatives said Wednesday.

Christian couple killed for 'desecrating Koran' in Pakistan

Lahore - An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a Koran, police said.

Pakistan man sentenced to death for 'blasphemy'

Lahore - A court in Pakistan has passed a death sentence on a man convicted under controversial blasphemy laws of insulting the Prophet Mohammed, lawyers said Tuesday.

Pakistan couple gets death over 'blasphemous' text message

Lahore - A court in eastern Pakistan has sentenced a Christian couple to death for sending a blasphemous text message insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, their lawyer said Saturday.

Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy

Lahore - A Christian man has been convicted of blasphemy against Islam and sentenced to death in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

Op-Ed: Is Nelson Mandela holier than The Prophet?

Rugeley - Britain's politically correct police reached a new low when they arrested a man for making a joke about the dying Nelson Mandela.

Review: ‘Dave Allen: God's Own Comedian’ Special

If you are not British, you may not have heard of Dave Allen, but he was once one of the biggest stars on TV, and one of the most controversial.

Op-Ed: The dangers of blasphemy laws

On March 9, 2013, a mob of more than 3,000 people rampaged through a Christian community located in Lahore, Pakistan. Angry Muslim protesters torched the community in response to a man named Sawan Masih allegedly blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed.

Turkish pianist Fazil Say convicted of insulting Islam

Istanbul - Internationally renowned Turkish composer and pianist Fazil Say was handed a 10-month suspended prison sentence today for blasphemy. Say, an atheist, was found guilty of insulting Islam via Twitter posts.

Rimsha case adjourned and sent to juvenile court

Islamabad - A mentally ill Christian girl has had her case adjourned. There was no evidence that the girl desecrated the Noorani Qaida, according to a police investigator in Pakistan. However, accusers want the girl to be expelled from the area where she lived.

Review: The blasphemous film 'Innocence Of Muslims'

A trailer for the film 'Innocence Of Muslims' has now been uploaded to YouTube. Is it as bad as claimed? Unfortunately, it is even worse.

The film at the centre of US embassy attacks in Libya and Egypt

An Israeli-American filmmaker has gone into hiding after his low-budget film, attacking Islam's Prophet Muhammad, sparked attacks on US embassies in Egypt and Libya, that left four Americans dead including American Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Op-Ed: Free Rimsha Masih & end the blasphemy law witch hunts in Pakistan

Pakistan’s latest victim of the notorious blasphemy laws, is an 11 year old girl suffering from Downs Syndrome. Rimshah Masih was taken from her mother by an angry mob intent on killing her.

Op-Ed: 'The Freethinker' — The nasty face of atheism

Beckenham - 'The Freethinker' styles itself 'the voice of atheism since 1881', but there is a lot more to this monthly journal than denying the existence of God.

Twitter blasphemer sentenced to 10 years in jail

A Kuwaiti man has been convicted on charges of endangering state security by insulting the Prophet Mohammed on his Twitter account.

Tunisia: Two men sentenced to seven years for blasphemy

A court in Tunisia has sentenced two young Tunisian men to seven years in prison for publishing blasphemous material on social media sites. One of the two men is in custody whilst the other managed to flee the country and reach Greece.

Australian man released from Saudi prison after 75 lashes

An Australian man who received 75 lashes in an insect infested cold Saudi prison cell, has been released by royal pardon.

Australian sentenced in Saudi Arabia to 500 lashes for blasphemy

Riyadh - The Saudi Arabian authorities have sentenced an Australian Mansor Almaribe,45, of Shepparton, to 500 lashes and a year in prison. The Australian, who is a Shiite Muslim, was charged with committing the offense of "blasphemy" while on pilgrimage to Mecca.

Hindu mob attacks Christian women, police back mob

Davangere - Two Christian women were attacked by an angry Hindu mob in India after comforting a grieving neighbor who had lost her husband. One of the women was beaten, and both were detained by police.

South African President accused of 'blasphemy'

With local elections imminent, South Africa’s politicians are pulling out all the stops to woo voters, with nothing more controversial than President Zuma's claim that African National Congress (ANC) voters will go straight to heaven.

Pakistan: Man sentenced to death, boy arrested for blasphemy

A man has been sentenced to death and a teenager has been arrested in different parts of Pakistan, both for committing blasphemy.

Op-Ed: Thou Shalt not Mock or It May Cost You Your Life

Islamabad - In the wake of the murder of Salmaan Taseer, the Governor of Punjab a couple weeks back, I did a great deal of contemplation about the situation in Pakistan and the current state of affairs of Pakistan and indeed in much of the Muslim world.

New blasphemy law in Ireland would land Jesus in court

A law is in effect in Ireland that will punish anyone who utters or publishes matter that is considered grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters sacred by any religion.

Christian Group Seeks Blasphemy Charge Against BBC

In the 17th century the charge of blasphemy was a common offense. A Christian group is now trying to use the law to prosecute the producer and broadcaster of [i]Jerry Springer - The Opera [/i].

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Rimsha Masih  Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy still in danger despite bail
Rimsha Masih, Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy still in danger despite bail
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