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Christians, Others in Egypt Arrested for ‘Insulting Islam’

By Morning Star News A young Christian teacher in northeastern Egypt is facing charges of insulting Islam after he posted comments on Facebook, according to local reports. Youssef Hany of [...]

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Egypt cracks down on blasphemy in wave of arrests

By Al-Monitor In the past few days, several arrest warrants have been issued for Egyptian Christians accused of insulting Islam. A young Muslim man was also detained for mocking the hosts of [...]

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Pakistan: Accusations of blasphemy continue to endanger lives

By Amnesty International The alarming uptick in blasphemy accusations across Pakistan underscores the urgency with which the draconian laws that enable abuse and risk lives must be repealed, [...]

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Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws in Egypt

By Coptic Solidarity – The Egyptian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and criminalizes discrimination based on religion. Yet, the second article of the Constitution states that [...]

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Senators Lankford, Coons Call for Repeal of International Blasphemy Laws

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) today introduced a resolution to call for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws. A number of countries [...]

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Long read: The forgotten faces and hidden history of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

By FoRB in Full – A Blog by CSW – No case highlights the fervour and frustration associated with blasphemy more than that of Asia Noreen (better known as Asia Bibi), the Pakistani [...]

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Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi has arrived in Canada, lawyer confirms

By Euan McKirdy and Sophia Saifi – CNN Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman freed from death row last year has arrived in Canada, according to her lawyer, Saif Ul Malook. Bibi, a mother [...]

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Two Pakistani Christian brothers sentenced to death for blasphemy

By WorldWatch Monitor – A Pakistani court last week sentenced two Christian brothers to death for blasphemy. Since their arrest in 2014, Qaisar and Amoon Ayub had been held in District Jail [...]

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Pakistani PM Imran Khan Says ‘No Mention Of Jesus In History,’ Announces Int’l Anti-Blasphemy Convention

By MEMRI –  Pakistani PM Imran Khan Says ‘No Mention Of Jesus In History,’ Announces Int’l Anti-Blasphemy Convention: The West Should Be Made To Understand Our Love For [...]

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PM defers to UK’s Muslims, denies asylum to targeted Pakistani Christian woman

By World Tribune – British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected a Pakistani Christian woman’s asylum request after being advised that the move would “stoke tensions” among the UK’s three [...]

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