7 Places You Can Be Executed For Atheism

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. pspr


    The annual “freedom of thought” report from the International Humanist and Ethical Union, an advocacy umbrella group that represents and seeks to protect non-religious people, details laws and practices around the world that punish or restrict atheism. The group presented the report to the United Nations today.

    The report tracks, among other things, which countries have laws explicitly targeting atheists. There are not many, but the states that forbid non-religiousness – typically as part of “anti-blasphemy” legislation – include seven nations where atheism is punishable by death. All seven establish Islam as the state religion. Though that list includes some dictatorships, the country that appears to most frequently condemn atheists to death for their beliefs is actually a democracy, if a frail one: Pakistan. Others include Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan, the West African state of Mauritania, and the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean.

    Earlier this year, a 23-year-old Saudi man named Hamza Kashgari tweeted in commemoration of the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday that, while he found the Islamic holy man inspirational, he did not believe in his divinity. When Kashgari was accused of blasphemy, he attempted to flee the country for his life, it turns out rightly. He was arrested while changing flights in Malaysia, deported back to Saudi Arabia, and is now awaiting charges that could include his execution for blasphemy and atheism.

  2. In the USA, atheists will verbally execute you if you speak of any belief in God.
  3. Nice to live in America.:)
  4. No, you can say you believe in God all right. Just don't expect them to go along with you in whatever it is you choose to believe.
  5. Lots of tourists go to the Maldives though, they must not take it too seriously or there will be a lot of beheadings
  6. pspr


    You have to keep any symbol of it on your own property.

    I think atheists and the courts are mis-interpreting the intent of the Founding Fathers about the separation of church and state. But, that's a discussion for another time and another thread.
  7. pspr


    Maybe if we helped organize an Atheist Cruise to Maldives and had them put a big banner on the ship, "Atheist Cruise' we could get rid of a whole boat load of them. :D
  8. pspr, what's the point of this thread? Do you support those countires policies?
  9. Maybe his court-appointed, public defender can get his punishment reduced to tongue excision. :eek: :( :mad: :eek:
  10. It would be nice if it were as simple as that 99cent, but they just like you Affirmative action dependents get all riled up thinking the bill of rights had the 11th amendment as the right to not be offended.
    #10     Dec 12, 2012