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EU Commissioner says blasphemy laws are undesirable in the EU, but it’s up to individual states to decide whether they implement them

EU Commissioner says blasphemy laws are undesirable in the EU, but it’s up to individual states to decide whether they implement them

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013

The EU Commissioner responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, Vivianne Reding, has said that blasphemy laws and other such restrictions are not acceptable and pose a threat to free speech.

New calls from Islamists for international blasphemy law at UN

New calls from Islamists for international blasphemy law at UN

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012

Soon after the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) announced that it had abandoned its plans to persuade the UN to impose a global blasphemy law, the Arab League has stepped in to take up the cry.

Islamic bloc abandons plans for global blasphemy law at UN

Islamic bloc abandons plans for global blasphemy law at UN

Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2012

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation has revealed that it has abandoned plans to introduce a global blasphemy law through the United Nations.

Secularist students kicked out of Freshers’ Fayre for offending Muslims with pineapple labelled Mohammed

Secularist students kicked out of Freshers’ Fayre for offending Muslims with pineapple labelled Mohammed

Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2012

Students from the University of Reading Atheist, Humanist, and Secularist Society (RAHS) were forced to leave the Freshers' Fayre this week after they labelled a pineapple "Mohammed" and put it on their stall.

Blasphemy charge over Facebook page that mocked monk – sign the petition

Blasphemy charge over Facebook page that mocked monk – sign the petition

Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012

A man in Greece has been charged with blasphemy after he made fun of a revered monk on his Facebook page. It is thought the arrest was brought due to agitation from the right-wing Golden Dawn political party.

UK signs agreement on “religious freedom” with OIC

UK signs agreement on “religious freedom” with OIC

Posted: Thu, 27 Sep 2012

Concerns have been raised by the National Secular Society that the UK's stance on free speech could be compromised by an agreement signed at the United Nations between this country and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC).