'Blasphemy' arrests on social media increasing

There are 9 comments on the CBC News story from Dec 11, 2012, titled 'Blasphemy' arrests on social media increasing . In it, CBC News reports that:

Over a dozen people in ten countries have been arrested for acts of "blasphemy" on social media networks this year, according to the International Humanist and Ethical Union ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Dec 11, 2012
from CBC News:

"'As more people are able to share their thoughts with a public audience, it seems that more people are able to take offense at those thoughts and to provide public proof of them ...'"

Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#2 Dec 11, 2012
But not here in the USA

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Dec 12, 2012
Mi_nina wrote:
But not here in the USA
The UN is physically in the USA, and Obama's 2nd term has just begun.

Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#4 Dec 12, 2012
Joe,....please stop the hysteria...
Obama will be gone in just three more years...he cannot change the constitution, and the UN has no say in US law.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Dec 13, 2012
Mi_nina wrote:
Joe,....please stop the hysteria...
Obama will be gone in just three more years...he cannot change the constitution, and the UN has no say in US law.
Yet a film producer in America is arrested and imprisoned after offending muslims as well as our commander in chief who denied the establishment clause of the First Amendment when he told that same UN that there was "no future for anyone who offended the prophet mohammed".

The writing is already on the wall.

Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#6 Dec 13, 2012
Hysteria.....
Sharia For All

Bronx, NY

#7 Dec 13, 2012
Mi_nina wrote:
Hysteria.....

Victory !
10 October 2012 Last updated at
Mali Islamists 'buying child soldiers, imposing Sharia'

Child soldiers can be bought from families for as little as 375 in Islamist-controlled northern Mali
On patrol with the Mali army
Islamists who seized control of part of Mali are amassing money from ransoms and drug trafficking while imposing Sharia law, says a senior UN official.

They are also buying child soldiers, paying families $600 (375) per child, Ivan Simonovic said after a fact-finding visit to the country.

Islamic extremists seized two-thirds of Mali in March when a military coup plunged the country into chaos.

Mr Simonovic painted a grim picture of human rights abuses there.

Women's rights were being particularly restricted, said Mr Simonovic, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, citing the compilation of a "frightening" list of unmarried women who were pregnant or had borne children.

More women were being forced into marriage - with a wife costing less than $1,000 - and some were then being resold in "a smokescreen for enforced prostitution", added Mr Simonovic.

"Human rights violations are becoming more systematic," he told reporters at UN headquarters in New York, adding that Islamists had "imposed an extremist version of Sharia".

Amputations and floggings
The fact-finding mission gleaned information from people travelling to and from northern Mali, where he said Islamists were imposing harsher punishments for crimes.

So far, he said, there had been three public executions, eight amputations and two floggings.

There were allegations of torture and inhuman prison conditions in southern Mali, where the government retains control, Mr Simonovic added.

He urged authorities to investigate these cases if they expected UN help as Mali's army tries to reclaim the

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#8 Dec 13, 2012
Mi_nina wrote:
Hysteria.....
Hysteria?

Are you claiming that a film producer in America wasn't arrested and imprisoned right after releasing the trailer for "Innocense of Muslims" and that Obama didn't deny the establishment clause of the First Amendment before the UN?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#9 Dec 13, 2012
This is rubbish. There have not been any arrest on social media for blasphemy except in countries where you would expect such ignorance.

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