Monday, September 24, 2012

pastafarian facebook page leads to blasphemy arrest in greece

HuffPost: Pastafarian Facebook Page Leads To Blasphemy Arrest In Greece

muslims are no different

Muslims are no Different, or why Bill Maher’s blood libel is Bigotry by Juan Cole

are muslims nuts?

In spite of the provocative title, Are Muslims Nuts? by Haroon Moghul is actually one of the more thoughtful and thought-provoking discussions of the whole Innocence of Muslims affair that I've seen.

azhar ahmed and the limits of free speech

The current controversy over the film Innocence of Muslims has got me thinking about the ways in which the West has its own taboos and sacred cows which potentially trump freedom of speech. One very recent example is the case of Azhar Ahmed, a 19 in West Yorkshire who was convicted of posting an offensive message on Facebook in the wake of the deaths of six UK soldiers in Afghanistan.