Well, then, by all means, throw away the key. Only Islam in the modern world is so brittle and insecure as to require legal penalties for hurt feelings. And the West is eagerly galloping down this road, voluntarily adopting Sharia blasphemy restrictions that forbid criticism of Islam: it is taken for granted now that to analyze how jihadis use the teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism is some form of bigotry.
“Bangladesh social media activist is arrested on ‘anti-Islam’ charges for ‘mocking the Prophet Mohammed,'” AFP, December 26, 2017:
Bangladesh police arrested a 25-year-old social media activist as he tried to leave the country on charges that he defamed Islam and the Prophet Mohammed, authorities said Tuesday.
Immigration police detained Asaduzzaman Noor, known as Asad Noor on his YouTube channel, at Dhaka airport on Monday evening, inspector Mohammad Shahidullah told AFP.
‘The charge against him is that he hurt religious feeling by mocking Prophet Mohammed and made bad comments against Islam, the prophet and the Koran on Facebook and YouTube,’ he said.
Shahidullah said hundreds of Muslims staged demonstrations against Noor this year in the southern coastal town of Amtali after the head of an Islamic seminary filed a case against him.
Noor was charged under Bangladesh’s strict internet laws and could face up to 14 years in jail if found guilty.
Rights groups have accused the Bangladesh government of muzzling dissent and targeting atheist bloggers who have used social media to criticise religion.
In 2013, four Bangladeshi bloggers were arrested after nationwide protests in which Islamic groups demanded the execution of atheist commentators. They were later freed.
In recent years, atheist and secular voices have been targeted by Islamist extremist groups, who have hacked to death a dozen bloggers, publishers and activists, and forced others to flee overseas….