(1) They may be considered blasphemous by some, but banning speech based on criticism or so-called defamation of religion is incompatible with international human rights standards.
(2) In its infancy, the movement against censorship agitated on behalf of artists, iconoclasts, talented blasphemers; against repressive forces whose unpleasantness only confirmed which side was in the right.
(3) The Vatican, which considers The Da Vinci Code blasphemous, has launched a PR campaign against the film.
(4) A man purporting to be its leader, Abubakar Shekau, says in the recording that the attack has inspired the sect to continue to take revenge in Nigeria and beyond on those who are blasphemous.
(5) There has been little media interest in the campaign, with some of the most recent reports about the US president concerning the burning of effigies of him to protest against a blasphemous anti-Islam film posted on YouTube.
(6) "I've had a lot more fun watching and arguing about the Twilight movies than I ever had with the Star Wars saga, that lumbering, narratively hobbled space opera," he blasphemed recently .
(7) Some Islamic traditions consider it blasphemous to make or show an image of the prophet, and Vilks's drawings were regarded as especially derogatory as dogs are a symbol of filth for many Muslims.
(8) In Pakistan , the prime minister, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, ordered the suspension of YouTube over the "blasphemous" Muhammad film.
(9) In one scene, the narrator said: "The God the Sunni worship may not be described in human language, nor represented in any art form, for that would be blasphemous.
(10) On Friday night, the Russian Orthodox church repeated its criticism of the band's "blasphemous" protest, which it said displayed "crude hostility towards millions of people" but called on state authorities "to show mercy to the people convicted within the framework of the law, in the hope that they will refrain from repeating blasphemous actions".
(11) But the religious extremists explained it as destructive ideas against God.” The case went to trial in February 2014 when the complainant and two members of the religious police told the court that Fayadh had publicly blasphemed, promoted atheism to young people and conducted illicit relationships with women and stored some of their photographs on his mobile phone.
(12) Two high court judges ruled that the programme - screened on BBC2 in 2005 - could not be considered as blasphemous "in context".
(13) Removing "blasphemous tweets" in Pakistan might be seen as repressing free speech in America, whereas in Pakistan it might be interpreted as asking for respect for social norms.
(14) But now that these three young women have been thrown into prison for singing a protest song against Putin in a Moscow cathedral, where's their feminist, and blasphemous role model when they need her most?
(15) "The attempt of this party to bind itself to the history of this city is blasphemous and condemned to failure," it said.The leader of the Federation of Greek Communities in Germany, Sigrid Skarpelis-Sperk, told the Guardian: "The German authorities should be alarmed at this development and should be very thorough in monitoring them, to keep them in check.
(16) Instead of making that easy distinction which, on the whole, only the blasphemous make - non-religious people make this distinction very easily, between so-called good and so-called evil, when of course they are interrelated, and one is defined in terms of the other.
(17) But today, freedom lovers everywhere, whatever their religion, should proclaim the slogan of solidarity with the murdered staff of Charlie Hebdo: ‘Je suis Charlie!’” Ross Douthat, blogging at the New York Times website , went further by arguing that while “under many circumstances the choice to give offense (religious and otherwise) can be reasonably criticized as pointlessly antagonising, needlessly cruel, or simply stupid … The legitimacy and wisdom of such criticism is generally inversely proportional to the level of mortal danger that the blasphemer brings upon himself.
(18) Terror attacks in Paris: Mourners hold vigils worldwide for victims – live updates Read more The prime minister said following his talks with both the Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, and the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it was clear that Isis was was committing a double crime of “mass murder” and “blaspheming Islam”.
(19) That was more than a decade ago, and it was a shocking – almost blasphemous – thing to say.
(20) Its teachings are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah blaspheme the name of Allah.
(n.) Veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and earnest devotion to his service.
(n.) Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc.
(1) We still have at our disposal the rational interpretive skills that are the legacy of humanistic education, not as a sentimental piety enjoining us to return to traditional values or the classics but as the active practice of worldly secular rational discourse.
(2) The Chinese attitude is explained in part by well-known features of traditional Chinese culture, such as filial piety and familism.
(3) For many of his generation, the growing of long beards and women wearing face veils is as much a sign of a higher economic status achieved from working abroad as piety.
(4) The summit declaration contained the usual pieties about "solidarity" between the Brics and their "shared goals".
(5) He had gone to religious school as a kid in Kuwait, and as the war closed in on Aleppo in 2012 he sought refuge in Islamic piety (though he could not bring himself to give up booze or cigarettes).
(6) The pastoral address ignored the culture wars and instead veered between piety, homespun advice and laughs – including a line about mothers-in-law.
(7) With Clegg and Cameron threatening to colonise Blair-style a huge share of the political spectrum, can anyone come up with something more convincing than either one last New Labour heave or the usual leftist pieties?
(8) Several of the young people she interviewed saw filial piety as a basic requirement in a spouse .
(9) We conjecture that for highly religious women modernising factors raise the risk and temptation in women’s environments that imperil their reputation for modesty: veiling would then be a strategic response, a form either of commitment to prevent the breach of religious norms or of signalling women’s piety to their communities.
(10) As the family-kinship system of Korean immigrants changes toward the conjugal family, it is contended that their traditional expectation of filial piety should be modified.
(11) Our findings have important implications for cultural policy and Muslim integration in Europe as if the option of wearing a veil is taken away from Muslim women, they fall on costlier ways of proving their piety,” said Aksoy, a postdoctoral research fellow from the department of sociology at the University of Oxford.
(12) But almost all of them emphasised the relationship with their natural family and very traditional values such as filial piety."
(13) For over a week the same social impulses of anti-corruption, populism, and religious piety that led to the revolution have been on the streets available to anyone who wanted to report on them.
(14) They see ostensibly positive changes: increased piety, greater obedience, and dissociation from troublesome acquaintances.
(15) Attempts to force Muslim women to stop wearing the veil might, therefore, be counterproductive by depriving them of the choice and opportunity to integrate: if women cannot signal their piety through wearing a veil, they might choose or be forced to stay at home, concludes the study, published in the Oxford University Press’s European Social Review .
(16) Most of this speech could be made by any party – same pieties, same promises to protect the vulnerable, promote enterprise and return Britain to greatness.
(17) But the show comes together with a series of interlinked sketches questioning media manipulation and making hay of race and PC pieties.
(18) After 1989 and the fall of the wall, neo-Nazism became a conduit for rage against the pieties – and the perceived humiliations and betrayals – of the newly unified Federal Republic of Germany.
(19) It is easy to win a Twitter war with humour and the ability to punch a hole in pomposity and piety.
(20) He has the same tendency to piety, a similar style of speechifying, and the same habit of briefly acknowledging that a given issue is more complex than he himself sometimes seems to think, before making everything sound blissfully simple.