blasphemy

Iranian Blogger jailed since 2013 for Blasphemy

Soheil Arabi is an Iranian blogger, with a wife and a child, who has been imprisoned since 2013. It all began on November 7, 2013, when Soheil and his wife, Nasrin Naeemi, were arrested by the Revolut...

Two Iranians on Trial for Blasphemy

On April 23, the death sentence of two prisoners who are being held in Arak prison in Iran on the charge of Sab-Al-Nabi was announced. According to Islamic law in Iran, anyone who insults the Prophet ...

Blasphemy Sentences Appealed Today

Our lawyers were in court today to save Yahaya Sharif-Aminu's life. Details here.

Michael Sherlock – Freedom of Expression vs Blasphemy: Islam vs Human Rights

Any doctrine or law that governs “offensive speech” will naturally collide with the fundamental human right to express one’s individual ideas, beliefs and opinions, thereby circumventing the progress ...

Michael Sherlock – Blasphemy in the Muslim World: A Research Essay

This essay will examine the differences between Western and Muslim notions of blasphemy, as well as discuss scriptural justifications and hurdles for the enforcement of blasphemy laws in the Muslim wo...

Repealing blasphemy laws in Greece

AAI affiliate, The Atheist Union of Greece, has been campaigning for some years to have the country’s blasphemy laws repealed. Now the government is proposing changes to the Greek Penal Code and...

Jordan

Jordan is a small landlocked country lying along the eastern border of Israel. Sometimes it is referred to as the “East Bank,” while Israel is known as the “West Bank.” Since its independence from the...

Sudan

You’re a young man living in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Because your parents are Muslim, you are a Muslim and must remain so forever. In school, you are indoctrinated into the morals and laws of ...

Saudi Arabia

Which of the following statements is true?   By any measure, Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records of any country in the world.   Atheism in Saudi Arabia is legally defined as terrori...