: Jan 15, 2015

I was on NPR's show 'On Point', where I

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I was on NPR’s show ‘On Point’, where I was interviewed about the blasphemy laws in the Muslim world.

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/01/15/blasphemy-islam-charlie-hebdo-free-speech

I’m happy that I managed to incorporate my main points:that it’s a mistake to concentrate on these laws and ignore the broader picture; that free-speech is all relative; that the West constantly harping on about the Muslim world’s problems actually plays into imperialist agendas; and that as the West talks exclusively about the supposed ‘backwardness’ of Islam, they demonstrate both hypocrisy and arrogance.

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Free To Speak, Free To Blaspheme? Islam And Blasphemy
onpoint.wbur.org
Islam and blasphemy. What it is and how it’s used and abused, from Charlie Hebdo in France to Saudi Arabia and beyond.

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