Kafr Darwish

Blasphemy in an Egyptian Village: The Case of Kafr Darwish

By: Matthew Anderson

While global media coverage typically concentrates on high-profile blasphemy incidents, such as the controversy surrounding the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005 or the murderous attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this year, sensitivities around blasphemy play a more systemic role in several Muslim-majority countries. Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, to name three of the most prominent, have enacted draconian laws criminalizing blasphemy and other speech deemed derogatory toward Islam. 

Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/7/26/blasphemy-in-an-egyptian-village-the-case-of-kafr-darwish