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According to the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)’s 2014 Freedom of Thought Report, 55 countries worldwide – including EU member states – have criminal laws restricting blasphemy. In 39 countries, it is an imprisonable offence, and in six, it carries the death penalty.

Interactive map here.

New campaign to end blasphemy laws worldwide launches ((Samira Shackle, Richard Dawkins Foundation)

((H/T: John Gallen)

12 thoughts on “BLASPHEMY!

    1. Stewart Curry

      to be fair the source is a jpeg. If you start changing the source material based on how you thin k it should best be interpreted you get all sorts of trouble.

  1. Paolo

    Richard Dawkins believes that people with Down’s Syndrome should not have been allowed to live. He believes that they are better off dead and that women carrying a Down’s child are morally obligated to terminate the pregnancy.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      Still warbling on to that old song from a 140 character tweet I see… but…

      No, he believes it is the choice of the mother/ family to be.

      As does the Down’s Syndrome Association…

      ….who says, “we do not believe Down’s syndrome in itself should be a reason for termination, however, we realise that families must make their own choice.”
      More here – http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/aug/21/richard-dawkins-apologises-downs-syndrome-tweet

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