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Council of Ex-Muslims: Islam documentary must be shown

Council of Ex-Muslims: Islam documentary must be shown

Posted: Sat, 15 Sep 2012

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is calling for Tom Holland's Channel 4 documentary Islam: The Untold Story to have a repeat showing, after the broadcaster cancelled it following threats and menaces from Islamists.

More religious censorship from advertising watchdog

More religious censorship from advertising watchdog

Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2012

The Advertising Standards Authority is once again acting as blasphemy-finder-in-chief as it bans yet another advertisement that it has decided is "likely to cause serious offence" – this time to Sikhs.

European Humanist Federation: "Greece must abolish blasphemy laws"

European Humanist Federation: "Greece must abolish blasphemy laws"

Posted: Tue, 24 Jul 2012

The European Humanist Federation, to which the National Secular Society is affiliated, has protested to the Greek Justice Minister about the arrest of three actors on charges of blasphemy.

Religious threats to free speech in Britain and Poland

Religious threats to free speech in Britain and Poland

Posted: Tue, 19 Jun 2012

A man in Boston, Lincolnshire has been warned by the police that if he puts up a small poster in his window that says "religions are fairy stories for adults" he could face arrest. Meanwhile, in Poland a popular singer known as Doda has lost an appeal over "offending the religious feelings".

Advertising watchdog accused of inconsistency over ads featuring religious imagery

Advertising watchdog accused of inconsistency over ads featuring religious imagery

Posted: Wed, 30 May 2012

The National Secular Society has accused the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of being inconsistent in dealing with complaints about ads using religious imagery after the watchdog cleared an advertisement that appeared to mock Jesus' second coming but had previously banned adverts for ice cream featuring a pregnant nun and apparently gay priests.

Kuwait must not impose death penalty for blasphemy, says Amnesty

Kuwait must not impose death penalty for blasphemy, says Amnesty

Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012

A proposed legal amendment that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death in Kuwait would be a massive step backwards by the country's authorities, if passed by parliament, Amnesty International have said.

Dutch liberals drop support for abolition of blasphemy law

Dutch liberals drop support for abolition of blasphemy law

Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012

A fundamentalist Christian political party is holding the Dutch Parliament to ransom as it forces a backtracking on the abolition of blasphemy laws.

London School of Economics brings back blasphemy

London School of Economics brings back blasphemy

Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2012

The London School of Economics Students' Union has effectively made blasphemy an offence following protests from Muslim students about a Jesus and Mo cartoon posted on the Atheist Secular Humanist student group's Facebook page.