Blasphemy

Lesbian Christmas Nativity Scene Declared “Blasphemous” in Italy

While many churches worldwide celebrated Christmas last year by sticking to longstanding traditions, a church in a town in Italy did something different, especially when setting up the Nativity scene, often a centerpiece in many communities and churches.

The Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Capocastello di Mercogliano became the center of controversy in Italy after it set up a Nativity scene featuring two mothers instead of Joseph and Mary's traditional setup.

Iranian Faces Death Penalty for “Insulting Islam”

Another Iranian man is facing the death penalty after being arrested and imprisoned for 11 weeks over his online activities. It comes after an elderly fishmonger was arrested in December for singing and dancing in public and posting it on social media.

32-year-old Hassan Khalkhal Zard, a motor courier originally from the northeastern city of Galikesh, in Golestan province, but working in Iran’s capital, Tehran, was arrested last October 1st by intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

6 Teens Convicted in Beheading of French Teacher Accused of Blasphemy

More than three years after a French secondary school teacher was killed and beheaded by a Chechen Muslim refugee for showing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad during a class, a court in France has convicted six teenagers connected with the 2020 murder of Samuel Paty.

New Low: The Woman Jailed for Merely Condemning a Blasphemy Lynching

When she heard about the news of Deborah Yakubu, a Christian university student in Nigeria, being lynched by a mob of Muslim students over alleged blasphemy, Rhoda Ya’u Jatau shared a message among her co-workers that criticized the lynching via WhatsApp.

“Insult to Prophet Mohammad” Indian Bus Driver Nearly Beheaded in Blasphemy

A man in India’s most populous state was arrested after he hit a bus conductor with a cleaver after a dispute about bus fare, alleging that he assaulted the conductor because he allegedly insulted the Prophet Muhammad.

Four Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy in Pakistan

Four individuals in Pakistan were sentenced to death on September 4th for blasphemy for sharing content deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad and the Holy Quran, while one convict was sentenced to seven years in prison in the case.

Charlie Hebdo Takes Aim: Denmark's Controversial Blasphemy Law Under Fire!

Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper known for being targeted by two Islamist terrorists that saw 12 people killed and 11 injured in January 2015, criticized the Danish government after it proposed a new law banning religious books such as the Quran from being desecrated.

Iranian Protester Accused of Burning Quran Tortured to Death in Prison

After he was sentenced to death in January for allegedly burning the Quran, 35-year-old Javad Rouhi mysteriously died while under the custody of the Iranian authorities, sparking anger among Iranians at a time when the first anniversary of the protests triggered by Mahsa Amini’s death is fast approaching.

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