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Why is Jakarta's governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on trial for blasphemy?
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Why is Jakarta's governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on trial for blasphemy?

Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is being prosecuted for blasphemy, an offence that carries a five-year jail term in Indonesia, over remarks he made about the Koran.

The Tufail Ahmad Lecture: Is terrorism Islamic? And five arguments answered by jihadis
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The Tufail Ahmad Lecture: Is terrorism Islamic? And five arguments answered by jihadis

On 13 August, Tufail Ahmad delivered a lecture in Hyderabad at a launch for his latest book Jihadist Threat to India: The Case for Islamic Reformation by an Indian Muslim, organised in Hyderabad by the Social Cause.

Hindu boy killed in Pakistan following blasphemy allegations; communal tensions persist
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Hindu boy killed in Pakistan following blasphemy allegations; communal tensions persist

A Hindu youth was shot dead on Wednesday as communal tension gripped a district in Pakistan's Sindh province following alleged desecration of a holy book by a man from the minority community who was arrested for blasphemy

Two Christians and a Muslim man get death penalty in Pakistan for committing blasphemy
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Two Christians and a Muslim man get death penalty in Pakistan for committing blasphemy

Two Christians and a Muslim man were on Tuesday sentenced to death by a Pakistani anti terrorism court for committing blasphemy.

Pakistan court grants bail to five people accused of disgracing Sikh man's turban
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Pakistan court grants bail to five people accused of disgracing Sikh man's turban

A court in Pakistan has granted bail to the five accused who were arrested on blasphemy charges on the complaint of a Sikh youth.

Pakistan threatens to use force to remove radical Islamists outside Parliament
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Pakistan threatens to use force to remove radical Islamists outside Parliament

Pakistani police were readying to disperse hundreds of radical Islamists rallying outside the Parliament building if they failed to leave peacefully

Mumtaz Qadri's supporters hold 'sit-in' in Pakistan's capital city
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Mumtaz Qadri's supporters hold 'sit-in' in Pakistan's capital city

Thousands of supporters of an executed Islamist assassin were holding a sit-in in Islamabad Monday after submitting a list of demands including the execution of a female Christian blasphemy convict.

Shahbaz Taseer, son of assassinated Pak Governor, found after five years in captivity
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Shahbaz Taseer, son of assassinated Pak Governor, found after five years in captivity

Shahbaz Taseer had been kidnapped by Islamist gunmen, reportedly the Taliban, from the city of Lahore in August 2011, months after his father Salmaan was killed for opposing the country's controversial blasphemy laws.

Islamists in Pak are subverting rule of law by celebrating the execution of Salman Taseer’s assassin
Politics

Islamists in Pak are subverting rule of law by celebrating the execution of Salman Taseer’s assassin

As far as blasphemy is concerned, there is a lot to be done – from defining blasphemy to the amount of penalty. From Rashid Ghannouchi to Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholars have been debating to redefine blasphemy, its political use and create a mechanism to take the final call on such offences. Muslim groups in Pakistan are so deeply obsessed with their community politics that they do not have the courage to at least tell their supporters that mobs and individuals have no legal and Islamic rights to punish anyone for any crime whatsoever.

Cleric arrested for inciting 15-year-old boy to chop off his own hand in Pakistan
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Cleric arrested for inciting 15-year-old boy to chop off his own hand in Pakistan

A cleric of a mosque in Pakistan has been arrested under terror charges for allegedly inciting a 15-year-old boy to chop off his own hand believing he had committed blasphemy.

After mob of 2000 set fire to an Ahmadi mosque on allegations of blasphemy, security in Pakistan tightened
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After mob of 2000 set fire to an Ahmadi mosque on allegations of blasphemy, security in Pakistan tightened

Security was tightened across Pakistan after a factory and mosque were torched over allegations of blasphemy.

No intention to offend anyone: AR Rahman's response to fatwa and blasphemy controversy
India

No intention to offend anyone: AR Rahman's response to fatwa and blasphemy controversy

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman said on Monday that his "decision" to compose the music for the movie "Muhammad: The Messenger of God", "was in good faith” with no intentions to offend any religious group.

No solution in sight: Pakistan's ban on YouTube like to remain indefinitely
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No solution in sight: Pakistan's ban on YouTube like to remain indefinitely

An official of Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) said that so far no method has been found to selectively stop obscene and anti-Islamic content on the site.

Fareed Zakaria on Paris attack: Unfortunate that leaders of Muslim nations did not condemn Charlie Hebdo shooting
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Fareed Zakaria on Paris attack: Unfortunate that leaders of Muslim nations did not condemn Charlie Hebdo shooting

Fareed Zakaria condemned the Paris attacks and said that leaders of Muslim nations should have publicly condemned the terror attacks.

Govts turn up the heat on atheists' amid decline in religious belief
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Govts turn up the heat on atheists' amid decline in religious belief

Global polling over the past two years showed some 13 percent of the world's population was firmly atheist, while a further 23 percent was "not religious".

Pakistan: Former lead singer of Vital Signs booked for blasphemy
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Pakistan: Former lead singer of Vital Signs booked for blasphemy

Rights groups say the Blasphemy law is mostly used against minorities and the poor to settle personal scores or seize property.

Pakistani actor Veena Malik is the unlikely poster girl for freedom of expression
Life

Pakistani actor Veena Malik is the unlikely poster girl for freedom of expression

Pakistani actress Veena Malik and her husband had been sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for telecasting a “blasphemous” programme.

Mob in Pakistan kills woman, two minor girls over 'blasphemous' Facebook post
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Mob in Pakistan kills woman, two minor girls over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook.

Veena Malik, Geo TV to be sued by Pak court for blasphemy
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Veena Malik, Geo TV to be sued by Pak court for blasphemy

A Pakistani court today ordered the police to register a case against Geo TV, actress Veena Malik, her husband Asad Khatak and others over a programme that allegedly contained blasphemous content.

Perry cleans up her act: 'Blasphemous' video edited following outrage
Entertainment

Perry cleans up her act: 'Blasphemous' video edited following outrage

Katy Perry's music video 'Dark Horse' has been edited after 65,000 people signed a petition following claims from some Muslims it was blasphemous.