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← The Pakistan killings are not about blasphemy

Vorlund's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by Vorlund

Ricahrd Dawkins has been sufficiently outspoken about islam, though it must correct that if he is to be understood regarding his objections to religion then he has to couch arguments that adsress the experience of his largetst target readership which is Xtians.

Otherwise Cohen makes a good point, no blasphemy was commited, though it shouldn't matter in a civilised and rational world what they said. Blasphemy laws and the actions of the thugs responsible for the murders have a common theme and that is silencing criticism.

Theocracy and totalitarianism are versions of the same thing and their tools are violent oppression.

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 19:18:14 UTC | #599445