Christian woman free to flee Pakistan after top court upholds blasphemy acquittal
“The image of Islam we are showing to the world gives me much grief and sorrow.”
Way Out West
Dark Mofo’s Hymns to the Dead Was Life-Affirming
Portal, Batushka, Numenorean, Blasphemy and Spire came to Hobart for one night of crushing, life-affirming metal.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Indonesia's Governor Has Been Found Guilty of Blasphemy
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, was sentenced to two years in prison.
Welcome to Iran, Where Loving Metal Might Get You Killed
"Blasphemers" like the members of Tehran metal band Confess face imprisonment—and even execution.
Hail Canada! An Ode to Metal from Up North
We had members of Fuck The Facts, KEN Mode, Mitochondrion, the Ross Bay Cult, and more weigh in on the best Canadian metal bands and why our neighbors to the North are so great at slaying riffs.
Why Is Blasphemy Still Illegal in Canada?
The Canadian government may defend the right to freedom of speech abroad, but it should also focus on repealing its own anti-blasphemy law.
It Doesn't Matter That Islam Inspired the 'Charlie Hebdo' Attacks
What's imperative is to demonstrate that those who believe it was an act of "true" Islam are wrong.
The 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre Raises Awkward Questions for Free Speech in Ireland
The satirical magazine probably couldn't have existed in Ireland, where blasphemy is technically illegal.
behind the bars: guantanamo bay
Pakistan Since Guantánamo
Pakistani journalist and novelist Saba Imtiaz answers a question about the outside world posed by a Guantánamo detainee.
The Joseph Colony Fire: Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan Provide Cover for All Kinds of Grudges
On the morning of March 9, a mob set fire to the Joseph Colony in Badami Bagh, a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan. Television cameras captured crowds celebrating their arson that evening amid the smoldering destruction. A total of about 17...