Petition for you to Sign: Abolish Blasphemy Laws

A petition asking the UN High Commissioner to abolish Blasphemy Laws has been launched, the details are … We the signers humbly ask you to consider both a human rights petition and concern shared by a growing number of people persecuted for non-belief in religious dogma, including millions of atheists and agnostics around the world. … Read more

Rashid Rehman, the human rights lawyer who received ‘death threats’ over high-profile blasphemy case is shot dead

Rashid Rehman, was a truly decent honourable human being who did some outstanding work. “He was a dedicated activist from the very beginning. All his life he was helping the downtrodden. He was fearless and never gave any time to the threats. He said he would live for the struggle and die for the struggle.” … Read more

Pakistan court sentences man to death for blasphemy

The Guardian reports … A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian man to death for blasphemy, his lawyer said, over an incident that triggered a riot in the country’s second-largest city. Sawan Masih was convicted of insulting the prophet Muhammad during the course of a conversation with a Muslim friend in the Joseph Colony neighbourhood of … Read more

Teenager murdered by Islamists for blasphemy’ in Syria

This one leaves me with almost no words. Mohammad Qataa was a 15 year old teen who worked as a street vendor selling coffee in the working-class Shaar neighbourhood. Witnesses report that he was seen arguing with someone and was overheard saying: “Even if the Prophet Mohammad comes down (from heaven), I will not become a believer.“. … Read more