A Danish man who posed a video of himself setting fire to the Quran on Facebook has been charged with blasphemy in the first such prosecution for 46 years.That was a joke, of course. It's already happened here.
The 42-year-old suspect put the clip, entitled "Consider your neighbour: it stinks when it burns" to a group called "YES TO FREEDOM - NO TO ISLAM" in December 2015.
Jan Reckendorff, from the public prosecutor's office in Viborg, said: "It is the prosecution's view that circumstances involving the burning of holy books such as the Bible and the Quran can in some cases be a violation of the blasphemy clause, which covers public scorn or mockery of religion.
"It is our opinion that the circumstances of this case mean it should be prosecuted so the courts now have an opportunity to take a position on the matter."
Thank you for coming forward today. I’m not aware of the book. This is Canada. We have one set of laws. There is no Sharia Law [Islamic Law]… The beauty of Canada is that we are free to openly criticize anyone and anytime. We have one set of laws and there is no Sharia Law in Canada and there will not be Sharia Law in Canada. And I’m very very sorry to hear that.Responding to another question by Sandra Solomon whether she is allowed to to criticize Islam and Mohammad without fearing for her life, Mayor Crombie said:
This is your right. This is Canada. Thank you for coming forward.more free speech in mississauga
Dorsa Derakshani flouted Iranian law by refusing to wear the traditional Muslim headscarf while competing as an independent player at the recent 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. Her brother, 15-year-old Borna Derakshani, was also banned from the chess team for competing against an Israeli player in the same tournament.And this after U.S. Women's Champion Nazi Paikidze-Barnes and other players refused to play in the WWCh. tournament in Tehran.
Both siblings are now prohibited from competing in future international competitions.
Iran is notoriously anti-Semitic, prohibiting its sports athletes—including chess players like Derakshani—from fraternizing with and competing against Israelis.OK, fine. Then Iran should be booted out from and all international sports federations that it is a member of. Screw 'em. If that country wants to act like a petulant child, it should be treated like one.
I think it's unacceptable to host a WOMEN'S World Championship in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights and are treated as second-class citizens. For those saying that I don't know anything about Iran: I have received the most support and gratitude from the people of Iran, who are facing this situation every day.This seems more clear-eyed than Magdalena Andersson, the Finance Minister of Sweden and proud-n-fierce feminist who donned the hijab for her earlier visit to Iran, and then insulted pretty much every woman in that country when she said something like "what's the big deal, it's just a hat."
Man who threatened to bomb Muslims at university on behalf of "conservatives" is a Lebanese called Hisham Saadi.