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Type: News

Country: 
South Africa
News Date: 
23/07/2017
Summary: 

If Joey Rasdien had said anything remotely negative about Judaism or Christianity, he would have been celebrated as an “edgy” and “iconoclastic” comedian. But when he dared say something mildly critical about Islam, he and the organizers of the event where this took place had to issue abject apologies. The whole world is cowering in fear before barbarians who will murder you for insulting them.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/11/2014
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
27/02/2012

Type: Opinion

Summary: 

Progress can never be made if we can't satirise Islam, says Maajid Nawaz. The LBC presenter said we need the right to be able to blaspheme and criticise religion, because if people can't express their opinion verbally - they will turn to violence. Maajid passionately made the case for encouraging satire of Islam after writer and campaigner, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, said: 'We've had Life of Brian, now we need Life of Muhammad'.

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