World demands Bangladesh to stop jailing people for blasphemy

Blasphemy laws across the world are driving arrests and imprisonment of atheists and those who don’t adhere to the predominant religion of their region.

A planned protest, on Thursday against the country of Bangladesh, has been postponed in the wake of this week’s garment factory fire which has left at least 238 workers dead.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Ronald Lindsay, president of the Center for Inquiry, to discuss blasphemy laws across the world and the organization’s planned protest.


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Study: More Secular People, But Few Support Language Critical of Religion

The Center for Inquiry examined this month blasphemy and incitement laws around the globe in a new survey called “Dissident Denied.”

Despite the fact that more people around the world admit to being secular, many people from places around the globe don’t necessarily support language that’s critical of religious belief or feeling.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Michael De Dora, author of the survey, about the findings and what they mean for religious tolerance, blasphemy laws and more.