Friday, January 1, 2010

Freedom Of Speech Against Islam Being Silenced

Another step in the Islamic war against freedom of speech.  Wake up folks, if the Islamists have their way, you will go to jail for simply stating your opposition to Islam.


Freedom Of Speech Against Islam Being Silenced

In a related item, the Irish government has enacted an anti-blasphemous law with fines up to 25,000 Euros.  This regressive law will be used primarily by Muslims to silence criticism of Islam.
This Irish law plays right into the hands of Muslims and will certainly be used as an example for future blasphemy laws in other countries.


January 1, 2010

Athiest Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes

Michael Nugent @ 12:33 am
From today, 1 January 2010, the new Irish blasphemy law becomes operational, and we begin our campaign to have it repealed. Blasphemy is now a crime punishable by a €25,000 fine. The new law defines blasphemy as publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion, with some defences permitted.

This new law is both silly and dangerous. It is silly because medieval religious laws have no place in a modern secular republic, where the criminal law should protect people and not ideas. And it is dangerous because it incentives religious outrage, and because Islamic States led by Pakistan are already using the wording of this Irish law to promote new blasphemy laws at UN level.

We believe in the golden rule: that we have a right to be treated justly, and that we have a responsibility to treat other people justly. Blasphemy laws are unjust: they silence people in order to protect ideas. In a civilised society, people have a right to to express and to hear ideas about religion even if other people find those ideas to be outrageous.