30 Sep 2012

International Blasphemy Day

International Blasphemy Rights Day, held each year on September 30, is a day to promote the rights to freedom of belief and expression and stand up in a show of solidarity for the liberty to challenge reigning religious beliefs without fear of murder, litigation, or reprisal. The event is administered by the Center for Inquiry as part of its Campaign for Free Expression.

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Free speech is the foundation on which all other liberties rest. Without having the right to express our opinions, however unpopular, those willing to use political clout, violence, and threats will stifle dissent -- and we will all suffer the consequences of this.
International Blasphemy Rights Day takes place September 30 to commemorate the publishing of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons. ...

The purpose of Blasphemy Rights Day is not to promote hate or violence; it is to support freedom of belief and expression, support the right to criticize religion, and to oppose any resolutions or laws, binding or otherwise, that discourage or inhibit freedom of speech of any kind.

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