Freedom of expression

Islamist calls for Algerian author Daoud to be executed for French TV remarks

RFI 17 December 2014

A hardline Islamist preacher has called for Algeria’s Goncourt-shortlisted author Kamel Daoud to be executed for apostasy, following an appearance on French TV in which the

 

Turkey, EU in war of words over media raids

Hurriyet Daily News 17 December 2014

Ankara cannot accept "heavy criticism” from the European Union about mass detentions targeting the media, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuºoglu has said, accusing the EU of "not

 

‘Allah’ restrictions bind non-Muslims too, Pahang mufti argues

Malay Mail Online 17 December 2014

Pahang’s top Islamic religious cleric has insisted that non-Muslims are legally forbidden from using “Allah” as the debate continues over the right of the Arabic word for God.

 

Saudi police close 10,000 Twitter accounts for 'religious violations'

Christian Today 17 December 2014
By Lucinda Borkett-Jones

Saudi Arabia's religious police have shut down 10,117 Twitter accounts in the last year on the grounds of "religious and ethical violations". The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue

 

Nusra Front shoot two men for blasphemy

The Daily Star 17 december 2014

The Nusra Front has been accused of executing two men in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp for blasphemy, sparking angry reactions on social media. A video purporting

 

Jakarta Post Editor’s Blasphemy Case ‘Under Review’: Police

Jakarta Globe 17 December 2014
By Dominic Diongson

Hints emerged on Monday the police may be softening their stance in the blasphemy investigation against The Jakarta Post’s chief editor, Meidyatama Suryodiningrat. Although the

 

Iran: 20-year-old musician’s reality check: oppression persists

Artsfreedom 17 December 2014

“Rights for musicians are extremely weak in Iran”, wrote Tooka Zokaie, a 20-year-old Iranian-American piano teacher and speech coach who travelled to Iran and unintentionally broke

 

Thousands Protest Parallel 'Sharia Societies' in Germany

the Clarion Project 16 December 2014
By Soeren Kern

Thousands of German citizens have been taking to the streets to protest the growing "Islamization" of their country. The protests are part of a burgeoning grassroots

 

Germans Rise Up Against Islamization

Breaking Israel News 16 December 2014
By Soeren Kern

There is a mounting public backlash over what many perceive as the government’s indifference to the growing influence of Islam in German society. This backlash represents a

 

Angela Merkel Condemns Germany's Surging Anti-Sharia Movement

Breitbart 16 December 2014
By Jordan Schachtel

A growing protest movement that has held weekly displays against Germany’s lax immigration laws and Islamist-friendly policies has met strong resistance through the country’s

 

Swiss magazine hacked and needs guards after posting article calling the Quran the "core of the problem”

10News.dk 16 December 2014

When politians and Muslims defend Islam or says that Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam and the Quran, they never back their claims with proofs. That is because there

 

Video: Islam Is NOT a Religion of Peace, Mr Cameron - Paul Weston

youtube 16 December 2014
By Liberty GB

Liberty GB Chairman Paul Weston challenges David Cameron to admit that Islam is not a 'religion of peace'.

 

Ex-Muslim Radical: Muslims Need to Be More Vocal About Condemning Violence

Mediaite 16 December 2014
By Josh Feldman

Daily Beast contributor Maajid Nawaz is a former radical Muslim speaking out against that element of the Muslim faith, and on CNN tonight, in reaction to the Sydney siege, said

 

Europe Should Learn Ethiopia’s ‘Islam Lesson’

Raymond Ibrahim 16 December 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

Yet another Christian church was destroyed by Muslims in Ethiopia—this time by local authorities. Heaven’s Light Church, which served some 100 evangelical Christians, was

 

Turkey Is Turning More Into A Tyrannical Antichrist State

Shoebat Foundation 16 December 2014
By Walid Shoebat

Can Turkey under Erdogan any longer be deemed a reliable western ally, especially after the raids against opposition journalists, ex-police chiefs and investigators highlight

 

Erdogan Tells EU To 'Mind Own Business' In Media Arrests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that weekend raids on opposition media outlets were in response to "dirty operations" by political enemies, and told the EU not

 

Google asks court to put anti-Islam film back on YouTube

RT 16 December 2014

Appeals court is reconsidering a decision which ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Islam film clip that sparked violence in the Middle East and led to death threats. The case

 

Germans Rise Up Against Islamization

The Gatestone Institute 15 December 2014
By Soeren Kern

There is a mounting public backlash over what many perceive as the government's indifference to the growing influence of Islam in German society. This backlash represents a

 

House of Lords debates FGM and Sharia Law in the UK

Secularism 15 December 2014

On Thursday 11 December, there were debates in the House of Lords on female genital mutilation (FGM) and the "impact of Sharia Law on the United Kingdom." In the first debate.

 

IHEU report reveals extent of global discrimination against non-believers

Secularism 15 December 2014

The International Humanist and Ethical Union has released its second annual report on the global state of human rights for non-believers, atheists and agnostics. The report

 
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