blasphemy

Pakistán

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.”
Tim Hume
1.29.19
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.
Sam West
6.22.18
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.
VICE Staff
5.9.17
Interviews

Welcome to Iran, Where Loving Metal Might Get You Killed

"Blasphemers" like the members of Tehran metal band Confess face imprisonment—and even execution.
Sumy Sadurni
3.14.16
Op-Eds

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.
Kim Kelly
7.1.15
News

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.
Shanifa Nasser
1.20.15
Stuff

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.
Simon Cottee
1.14.15
News

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.
Norma Costello
1.12.15
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.
Saba Imtiaz
11.10.14
News

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...
Osama Motiwala
3.17.13