The Indonesian civil servant Alexander Aan has been jailed for blasphemy. Along with Atheist Alliance International Atheism UK condemns this outrage. Read more details about the case and how to take action here.
The Bangkok Post reported that the judge at Aan’s trial said ”What he did has caused anxiety to the community and tarnished Islam.” Apart from wondering how such anxiety and tarnishment can be measured how in any sane society can that warrant a jail sentence of any length whatsoever?
Is the Islamic god so feeble, and vindictive, that it needs to be protected from a few words and pictures?