US: Military Effort Needed To Oust Mali Islamists

Muslims Torch at least 10 Buddhist Temples, 40 homes in Bangladesh over Facebook posting

Russian City Halts Ticket Sales For Musical To Consider Religious Offense Complaint

Pakistan: In Twist, Muslims Accused Of Blasphemy

Russia Bans Showing Of Anti-Islam Film

Radical Islamists unite under fresh name: Ansar al-Sharia

Priest says Coptic Christian families fleeing Sinai town due to Islamic militants’ threats

Islami Protesters rush U.S. Embassy in Bangkok

Chancellor Merkel Says Islam Is Part of Germany

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Turkey to block access to anti-Islam film

Libya president: Anti-Islam film trailer had nothing to do with attack on US Consulate

Canada: Stop calling criticism of Islam ‘Islamophobia’

Egypt Refers Man who Tore Bible to Trial

Morsi Wants Free Speech Linked To Responsibility

Brazilian Court Bans Anti-islam Film From Youtube

Pakistani mob burns down Lutheran church

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Egypt: Christian faces blasphemy trial in face of double standards

Suicide Bomber Kills 2 at Nigerian Church

Mali Islamists Becoming More Repressive, Report

Kuwait Court Rejects Challenge Over Election Law, Boosts Islamists

Former President Clinton Urges Religious Tolerance

Obama Urges UN To Confront Roots Of Muslim Rage

The Tip of the Iceberg of Christian Persecution

Muslim-led nations seek global ban on insults of Muhammad

Pakistani Foreign Minister: ‘Maybe We Do Need to Rethink How Much Freedom is Okay’

Pakistan disowns Minister’s $100K bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker

Ontario Catholic school to open Muslim prayer room: ‘One more nail in the coffin of Catholic’ ed

Catholic schools in Central Java threatened with closure for not teaching Islam

Christian Families in North Sinai Face Threats, Refuse To Leave

U.N. Secretary General: Free speech OK only if it doesn’t provoke or humiliate

    Eugene Volokh at the Volokh Conspiracy quoting the UN Secretary General: All human beings have the inalienable right to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly. These are very fundamental rights. But, at the same time, this freedom of expression should not be abused by individuals. Freedom of expression should be and must be guaranteed and protected, when they are used for common justice, common purpose. When some people use this freedom of expression to provoke or humiliate some others’ values and beliefs, then this cannot be protected in such a way. So, my position is that freedom of expression, while it is a fundamental right and privilege, should not be abused by such people, by such a disgraceful and shameful act.

  • Posted: 09/24/2012
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Pakistani Girl Exonerated Of Blasphemy By Police; Case Referred To Juvenile Court

“Saudi billionaire did help Obama into Harvard”

Outrage over anti-Islam video threatens to reignite blasphemy debate at U.N.

Amid cultural clash, Louvre honors Islamic art with $130 million exhibition

U.S. security at stake? LA Times cover up alleged, offers $100,000 for Obama Khalidi tape

Restrictions on religion rise around the world: report

Judge rules in favor of Support Israel, Defeat Jihad ad in NY subway tunnels

Iran preparing internal version of Internet

U.N. chief says anti-Islam filmmaker abused freedom of expression

Egyptian Copt jailed for ‘insulting Islam, Morsi’ on Facebook

The Religion That’s Killing The World Isn’t Just Islam, It’s Also Democracy

    Richard M. Salsman at Forbes: The so-called Arab Spring” of 2011 – in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya – was supposed to entail an overthrow of Arab tyranny, autocracy, and militarism, in favor of political freedom, reasoned deliberation, and lawful government. But that’s only what the democracy-obsessed Western media claimed at the time; it was never the likely outcome for those who knew what majority opinion had been in the Middle East for these many past decades. The opinion has been poisonously Muslim, its results both savage and brutal. What a hoax was the “Arab Spring.”

  • Posted: 09/19/2012
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Human-rights group slams White House for asking Google to review anti-Islam video

Muslim Riots Reach Europe: Free Speech Under Threat

    Gatestone Institute: Protests over an American-made anti-Islamic YouTube film, Innocence of Muslims, have spread to Europe. Muslim rioters have clashed with police in several European cities, and more demonstrations are being planned. The protests are part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about the amateur film, which ridicules Islam and depicts the Muslim Prophet Mohammed as a fraud, a madman and a sexual deviant. Muslims in many European countries are calling on governments to outlaw the controversial film. They are also pressing elected officials to enact anti-blasphemy laws that would criminalize the criticism of Islam. As most European countries lack American-like First Amendment protections, the momentum is building for the imposition of legal curbs on free speech when such speech is perceived to be offensive to Islam.

  • Posted: 09/19/2012
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8th Cir: Contempt Charges Reinstated, But Penalty Purged, For Muslim Defendant Who Refused To Stand

Muslim violence at U.S. Embassy in Indonesia

France to close embassies in fear of Islamic cartoon backlash

Obama’s DOJ Can’t Say Criticizing Religion Will Remain Legal | Congressional Testimony Video

Polygamy Throttles Women in Senegal

Russia may block YouTube over anti-Islam film

Egypt seeks arrest of Terry Jones, 7 others tied to anti-Islam film

Romney: Palestinians Not Interested in Peace

Egypt: Court sentences Christian to 6 years for posts insulting Prophet Muhammad and president

Ontario: Broten approves of Muslim prayer rooms in Catholic high school

Germany Bans Pastor Terry Jones

Muslim union demands pope apology, accuses him of sedition

Cairo: Muslim cleric desecrates Bible

Niger church ransacked in demo over anti-Islam film

Religious freedom is precondition for peace, Pope tells Lebanese leaders

Australia: Parliament unites to condemn Islam protest

Muslims clash with police in Europe as governments mull limits of free speech

Crude oil ought to be $150 per barrel: Iran

Rasmussen: 72% Put Freedom of Speech Ahead of Not Offending Other Cultures

US And Britain Send Warships To The Persian Gulf To Prepare For An Israel Strike On Iran

Kelly Boggs: There is No Right to Not Be Offended

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Egypt’s Christians Face Mass Slaughter By Islamists

Peer: Sharia courts subvert British law

The Constitutional Sacrilege of Blasphemy Laws

Egyptian President Calls Blasphemy a ‘Red Line,’ As Clinton Invokes ‘Free Expression’

Carney: Protests not directed at the United States