Facebook’s blasphemy” discussion in Pakistan

We were horrified to learn that Facebook is to send a team to Pakistan to discuss its government’s determination that “blasphemy” (with its associated death sentence) should be censored on social media.

In distinguishing between hate speech and so-called “blasphemy” let us hope that these talks take heed of the words of British Muslim commentator Maajid Nawaz who has said of this issue that, “No person is beneath dignity but no idea is above scrutiny.”

Neil Barber– Communications Officer – Edinburgh Secular Society

Published The Scotsman Friday 21 March – 2017 – The Scotsman.

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