Not to interrupt what will no doubt be a fascinating debate here, but just so y'all know, this is nothing new. Check Voice of the Martyrs to find daily examples of such actions, often in Muslim nations, but they don't have a corner on the market. Beatings, imprisonment, murder, arson, ect, and few words from the forces for "tolerance" and "equality".
I think that the entire concept of "blasphemy" is an insult and an affront to human intelligence.
It really does not matter to me which of the numerous man-made religious cults makes such a charge.
Any charge of blasphemy has, by definition, to be a false charge, one that serves only to impose penalty (often painful or even, as in this case, lethal) for disbelief in the dominant cult's belief system.
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Certainly, where one used to hear about adherents of the first two of these bringing blasphemy charges (in my own lifetime, even), nowadays it is almost always from "holy" Islam that such charges seem to originate.
Well, all the Abrahamic faiths are basically imperialistic ventures built on occultism so let's not single out any one faith.The charge of blasphemy against a non-Muslim is not simply an example of barbaric conduct, but of a supremecist mindset that persecutes anyone of any other faith.
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