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Muslim cleric: 'I'd nuke the Netherlands if I had the power'

Reading Time: 2 minutes A firebrand Muslim cleric in Pakistan, Khadim Rizvi, said that if he had the power he would order a nuclear strike against the Netherlands because of an upcoming Mohammed cartoon contest organised by the anti-Islamist politician Geert Wilders. The Guardian reports that Imran Khan’s new Pakistani administration is being pressurised by Islamic hardliners like Rizvi […]

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Argentine Culture Minister in hot water for eating Jesus cake

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 26,000 people have signed a petition calling for sacking of the Culture Minister of Buenos Aires, Enrique Avogadro, for participating in a ‘blasphemous’ Jesus cake caper at an exhibition of modern art. The petition (in Spanish) said Avogadro, pictured centre at the exhibition, had committed: A grave offence against the Catholic religion, a […]

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

Reading Time: < 1 minute The classic English hymn is part of our cultural heritage. The most awesome Stewart Lee rips into it. Love it: Ahhh, here he is again: And: And another – here is a documentary he did on blasphemy: And on Islam, with his typical left-wing style (a lot of British links here): Stay in touch! […]

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Muslims condemn French call to rid the Koran of its nasty bits

Reading Time: 2 minutes The head of the Great Mosque of Bordeaux, Tareq Obrou, above, is one of a number of Muslim leaders who have expressed outrage over an  ‘almost blasphemous’ letter signed by by 300 public figures who want ‘hateful’ verses in the Koran struck out. According to this report, the letter, titled Manifesto against the new anti-Semitism, has […]

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Indian cartoonist who 'hurt Hindu feelings' faces charges

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Hyderabad police have registered a case against Swathi Vadlamudi, a journalist working for an English daily, for a cartoon she created in response to high profile rape cases in India. According to this report, after Vadlamudi posted the cartoon on her Facebook page, an official complaint was lodged against her on Monday by Hindu […]

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Demand for atheism rises in countries under Islamic rule

Reading Time: 4 minutes The scientist and author Richard Dawkins is giving away translations of The God Delusion in countries under Islamic rule like Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan. The reason behind the decision is the thirst for atheism in such countries. Whilst 3.3 million copies of the bestseller have been sold since 2006, the unofficial Arabic pdf alone […]

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Christians in anger overdrive over Sweet Jesus ice cream

Reading Time: 3 minutes A petition launched in Canada is demanding that Toronto-based chain Sweet Jesus changes its name to something less ‘blasphemous’ and ‘hateful’ to Christians. And the Activist Mommy blog has another complaint: You will probably notice something else about the above image as well as the suggestion that the Sweet Jesus ice cream products are somehow […]

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Church's 'Stations of the Cross' exhibition sparks controversy

Reading Time: 2 minutes A church in London has been forced to move a life-size statue of a crucified Imperial Star Wars stormtrooper to less-prominent place after complaints from parishioners. The artwork, according to Artnet News, was to be the centrepiece of a “Stations of the Cross” exhibition due to open tomorrow (Thursday) at London’s historic St Stephen Walbrook church. […]

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