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For Debate or discussion: 'Blasphemy' and satire spell trouble for Morocco actor, Tunisia student

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Baha'i inspired liberal
    ‘Moroccan actor Rafik Boubker, 47, stands accused over a video on social media in which he appears "in an abnormal state, making blasphemous remarks against Islam and attacking the sacredness of worship", said the national security force DGSN.

    In the video, he appears to insult imams, call for making religious ablutions with "whisky and vodka" and praise the benefits of alcohol for "connecting with God"...

    Also on Wednesday, rights group Amnesty International urged Tunisian authorities to drop all charges against student Emna Charki, facing trial for attacking Islam on Facebook.

    Charki, 27, was prosecuted after she shared a post about the novel coronavirus, satirising the style of the Koran.

    She was due in court Thursday on charges of attacking the sanctity of religion, attacking morality and inciting violence, lawyer Ines Trabelsi told AFP earlier in May.

    Amnesty said the student has received threats against her life and accused the Tunisian authorities of failing to act.’

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  2. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

    Apr 11, 2005
    God is in the Rain
    I fail to see how cultural relative Liberals can continue to defend them. It is their culture, yes, but that doesn't mean theyvhave aspects of it that are ****. Such this poor young lady, who may lose her life over a victimless crime due to a "religion of peace" that manages to have skin that is thinner than Trump's. Those enforcing that culture don't need supported, that young woman and others fighting for a better culture are the ones we need to support so we don't read kf thks happening anymore.
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  3. stvdv

    stvdv Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2018
    Sanathana Dharma [The Eternal Religion]
    I think "killing a human, being a creation of the Creator, also falls under Blasphemy (one of the worst kinds of Blasphemy IMHO)"

    And the sad thing is, that those (religious people), speaking and judging others for Blasphemy, Blaspheme the most.
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  4. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Non-Theistic Mysticism
    I don't see how one can argue for cultural relativism without also defending many heinous behaviors. Everything from child genital mutilation to genocide. Indeed, to be consistent you would need to defend a catalog of the worst crimes of humanity. I'm reminded of how the Germans prior to World War II used to say their treatment of the Jews should not be criticized by outsiders because the Jews were a "German problem". Logically extended, the principles of cultural relativism would support the German position.
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