Did you know that September 30th is International Blasphemy Day?
Don’t confuse this event as some cheap excuse to legitimize insulting those of faith. It isn’t. This is an event that marks and highlights the importance of Freedom of Though, Speech & Expression as a Fundamental Human Right – one that cannot be taken away under the guise of Religious Freedom or privilege.
Many countries around the World (including the West) have blasphemy laws. 13 countries punish blasphemy with death, still more with lashes, jail and fines. Those found guilty (included bloggers killed this week) number in the thousands.
In honor of today we are posting a cartoon that more than a billion people can’t – and one that would carry a death sentence for many.
Luke Fevin, Director for SEA