Blasphemy Laws in Ireland?

As of January 1st, Ireland has enacted a law  from the dark ages that makes “blasphemy” punishable by a fine of up to $ 35,000.

George Bernard Shaw said “All great truths begin as blasphemies.” Add to that what Siddhartha Gautama—also known as the Buddha, or Enlightened One—said; “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it—even if I have said it—unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

New rules which forbid causing ‘outrage’ among religious people have baffled Ireland. We were getting along just fine without them..

writes Padraig Reidy in the Guardian (for Muslims)

Indeed. This law is silly and dangerous and provides an incentive for religious outrage. Just what the Muselmaniacs want and need.

Mark Steyn: Is Freedom of speech  “an American concept?”

Who asked for Ireland’s blasphemy law?

Well, here’s how it came about:

In February 2006, Irish President Mary McAleese visited Saudi Arabia and condemned the publication of the Danish Mohammed cartoons, saying, “Muslims have every right to feel angry.” “It was designed to provoke, to be rude, to inflame,” she told reporters just a couple of hours before calling on Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.

Mary McAleese: dimwitted tool or hypnotized by Arab daggers & dishdashas?

From CNN:

Now an  Irish atheist group has published a series of quotations on religion in an attempt to challenge a blasphemy law that went into effect on New Year’s Day:

The 25 “blasphemous” quotations include the words of Jesus, Mohammed, Mark Twain, Salman Rushdie and Bjork.

Atheist Ireland published the list on its Web site Friday. It says it aims to challenge the law, which makes blasphemy a crime punishable by a & euro 25,000-($35,800) fine.

“Despite these quotes being abusive and insulting in relation to matters held sacred by various religions, we unreservedly support the right of these people to have published or uttered them,” the group said on the site.

The Goracle is also eager to please his Arab paymasters:

Gore laments US ‘abuses’ against Arabs

Yep. The Goracle is a devoted Arab cocksucker, just like Willie Clitman & Obowma. But hey: lets blame Bush!

“We unreservedly support the right of any Irish citizen to make comparable statements about matters held sacred by any religion without fear of being criminalized, and without having to prove to a court that a reasonable person would find any particular value in the statement.”

Lawmakers in staunchly Catholic Ireland passed the law in July, but it came into force January 1.

A person breaks the law by saying or publishing anything “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion.”

Those found guilty of breaking the blasphemy law may try to defend themselves by proving that a reasonable person would find literary, artistic, political, scientific or academic value in what they said or published, the law says.

Atheist Ireland called the law “silly and dangerous,” because it provides an incentive for religious outrage.

“We believe in the golden rule: that we have a right to be treated justly, and that we have a responsibility to treat other people justly,” the group said.

“Blasphemy laws are unjust: They silence people in order to protect ideas. In a civilized society, people have a right to to express and to hear ideas about religion even if other people find those ideas to be outrageous.”

The group urged the Irish government to repeal the law. It also asked lawmakers for a referendum on removing all references to God from the Irish constitution.

5 thoughts on “Blasphemy Laws in Ireland?”

  1. Blasphemy, straight from allah & its false prophet: “… They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but they thought they did”.
    (Sura 4:157)

    Likelihood of “outrage” or prosecution of the blasphemers under the Irish law? Probably zero. But there are consequences for allah, Mo, and their deluded followers, and possibly politicians who aid and abet them:

    ‘Don’t seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.”‘ (Romans 12:19)

  2. Stupid Muslim jihadists who believe that Allah is the Great Brothel Keeper in The Sky, saving the 72 virgins for them to serially rape since after the first 72 they aren’t virgins any more.
    Fuckallah and Fuckislam since if these pedophile terrorists believe in a terrible G-d such as Allah who sanctions their jihadistic murder, then their version of Allah is complicit in their crimes as well.

  3. What is so special about Mohammed? As he was a peado., his reputation is no good all by itself. No amount of blasphemy law will make Mohammed’s reputation a good one!

  4. And if you’re reading this President Mcleese – what’s your take on female genital mutilation? 🙂

  5. I Wish Mohammed could rise from the dead and explain to his followers why bees were not also allowed in heaven.

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