The hypocrisy of Canada’s anti-blasphemy law | Calgary Herald
BLASPHEMY – Section 296 of the Criminal Code makes it a criminal offence to publish a blasphemous libel. It does not define “publish” and it does not define “blasphemy”. Do we even know what blasphemy is? How is this consistent with religious freedom? Why do we even have this law?
By Derek James From It’s been 10 years since the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the now notorious cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were republished by newspapers around the world and more than 200 people died as protests and riots erupted in response. Prime Minister Stephen Harper responded, saying he regretted that Canadian newspapers had…
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