Blasphemy is a crime in Canada

Not because we're living under the Stephen Harper Christofascist dictatorship, though. (Sorry, Michael Harris.)  It's actually a law that hasn't been enforced successfully since 1935, but remains part of the Criminal Code of Canada: Section 296 of the Criminal Code makes “blasphemous libel” punishable by up to two years in jail in Canada. No one … Continue reading Blasphemy is a crime in Canada

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Je suis Charlie

  "If a large enough group of someones is willing to kill you for saying something, then it’s something that almost certainly needs to be said, because otherwise the violent have veto power over liberal civilization, and when that scenario obtains it isn’t really a liberal civilization any more. " - Ross Douthat

Apparently 12 people were killed because of this

The question is, will other Western media outlets show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo by lifting their self-imposed ban on showing images (satirical or otherwise) of the Prophet Mohammed? Update: not promising: @Yair_Rosenberg notes that The Telegraph is blurring out Charle Hebdo's depictions of Mohammed. I'm wondering which Western news writer will be the first to … Continue reading Apparently 12 people were killed because of this