Thursday, February 3, 2011


This news article starts off by quoting a person stating that,
"Pakistan has set the standard for intolerance when it comes to misusing blasphemy laws" 

But, can there be any proper use of a blasphemy law? No. Blasphemy laws are not against hate speech, or libel, but written to keep anyone from potentially offending the religious. People don't have a right to not be offended. It is ridiculous that blasphemy laws exist anywhere. Blasphemy is not, and should not, be a crime. No, this teenager shouldn't be jailed for insulting Mohammed, but neither should any person be jailed or fined for insulting any religion.

1 comment:

Mike Russo said...

Yup, just like my friend Mike Kurczy likes to say, "Nobody has the right to NOT be offended." (I even have it on my facebook profile :-)