Thursday, November 29, 2012

BBC News - Irish atheists challenge blasphemy law

While some countries vote to rid themselves of "blasphemy laws" (see post below) Ireland remains stucks in the draconian past:BBC News - Irish atheists challenge blasphemy law:
An atheist group in the Irish Republic has defied a new blasphemy law by publishing a series of anti-religious quotations on its website.

Atheist Ireland says it will fight any action taken against it in court.

The quotations include the words of writers such as Mark Twain and Salman Rushdie, but also Jesus Christ, the Prophet Muhammad and Pope Benedict XVI.

The new law makes blasphemy a crime punishable by a fine of up to 25,000 euros (22,000; $35,000).

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