Plus: The editors reaffirm free speech absolutism in the wake of the recent attack on Salman Rushdie.
Behemoth frontman Adam 'Nergal' Darski was fined $5,000 for a 2019 social media post that showed him stepping on an image of the Virgin Mary.
That's part of a broader doctrine under which European countries are still allowed to punish blasphemy.
My Spanish blasphemy post reminded that I've been meaning to blog about the Indonesian decision, handed down last month.
"The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers has announced that it is also planning to ask the judge to consider investigating Toledo for hate crimes after he said during a television interview that if people were shot for their religious beliefs and Catholic churches burned during the Spanish Civil War, it was because they 'must have done something."'
So report Czech media.
Two recent stories in the news, plus a third item about Malaysia.
Denmark's first blasphemy prosecution since 1971.
Danish journalist and author of The Tyranny of Silence published Muhammad cartoons in free speech fight against self-censorship
Just yesterday, Turkey's PM had promised to include the "principle of secularism" in new constitution.
Why will the Paper of Record publish a condom-Pope but not a Mohammed statue? Catholics aren't loud (or scary) enough.
An attack on free speech is a greater blasphemy than is an insult to the divine.
A review of of The Tyranny of Silence by Flemming Rose
A one thousand lash insult to free speech.
Be It Resolved: Freedom of Speech Includes the Freedom to Hate.