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Pakistan continues to experience significant terrorist violence, including sectarian attacks. Targeted attacks against government officials, humanitarian and non-governmental organization (NGO) employees, tribal elders, and law enforcement personnel are common
Wait, where?

Blasphemy law is enough to ignore a country. It is dangerous and easily can be abused.

Does UAE have Blasphemy law?
Here comes the lungis who captures their people from left right & center to hang them just because their name started with "P".
 

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what a troll thread, mods are sleeping.

USA needs to issue a travel warning for india as well, eating a cheese burger might get you lynched or killed
 

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Here comes the lungis who captures their people from left right & center to hang them just because their name started with "P".
Arent you suffering for this stupid law?

Is not this law making your society more radical directly or indirectly?

This law is founding the idea of terrorism and intolerance.
 

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Arent you suffering for this stupid law?

Is not this law making your society more radical directly or indirectly?

This law is founding the idea of terrorism and intolerance.
I agree this law is bad & should be scrapped but your first comment wasn't needed.
 

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Countries with the death penalty for blasphemy
This category includes those nations that enact capital punishment for “atheism” and/or the rejection of Islam.

Afghanistan
Egypt
Iran
Kuwait
Malaysia
Maldives
Mauritania
Nigeria
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

Countries with prison time for blasphemy
In addition to those with lesser punishments in the list above are others that prescribe prison for blasphemy.

Austria
Denmark
Finland
Greece
Israel
Italy
Jordan
Liechtenstein
Netherlands
Turkey
United Kingdom

New Zealand punishes for “blasphemous libel,” while libel laws are also common in other countries as well.

Countries with fines for blasphemy
Some of the countries in the above lists, such as Italy, Jordan, Malaysia and Holland, also impose fines, either in addition to or instead of death or imprisonment.

Ireland
Norway (last used in 1912)

Countries that punish “religious insults” and “hate speech”
Many of the above countries, such as Turkey, include these categories along with “blasphemy.” Punishments for this category include prison and/or fines.

Andorra
Canada
Cyprus
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Spain
Finland
Germany
Greece
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Italy
Lithuania
Malta
Norway
Netherlands
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Russian Federation
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Switzerland
Ukraine
 

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what a troll thread, mods are sleeping.

USA needs to issue a travel warning for india as well, eating a cheese burger might get you lynched or killed
http://www.timesnow.tv/internationa...g-south-asian-countries-including-india/57145

Countries with the death penalty for blasphemy
This category includes those nations that enact capital punishment for “atheism” and/or the rejection of Islam.

Afghanistan
Egypt
Iran
Kuwait
Malaysia
Maldives
Mauritania
Nigeria
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

Countries with prison time for blasphemy
In addition to those with lesser punishments in the list above are others that prescribe prison for blasphemy.

Austria
Denmark
Finland
Greece
Israel
Italy
Jordan
Liechtenstein
Netherlands
Turkey
United Kingdom

New Zealand punishes for “blasphemous libel,” while libel laws are also common in other countries as well.

Countries with fines for blasphemy
Some of the countries in the above lists, such as Italy, Jordan, Malaysia and Holland, also impose fines, either in addition to or instead of death or imprisonment.

Ireland
Norway (last used in 1912)

Countries that punish “religious insults” and “hate speech”
Many of the above countries, such as Turkey, include these categories along with “blasphemy.” Punishments for this category include prison and/or fines.

Andorra
Canada
Cyprus
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Spain
Finland
Germany
Greece
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Italy
Lithuania
Malta
Norway
Netherlands
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Russian Federation
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Switzerland
Ukraine
https://www.rt.com/news/bangladesh-protests-blasphemy-islam-845/

At least 32 killed in Bangladesh uproar over 'blasphemous blogging' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


Bangladeshi police fire rubber bullets towards demonstrators during clashes with Islamists in Dhaka on May 5, 2013. (AFP Photo/Munir uz Zaman) / AFP

Thirty two people were killed and hundreds injured as a rally in the capital of Bangladesh turned violent. Police used tear gas to disperse thousands of Islamist protesters in the streets of Dhaka who demanded execution for “blasphemous” blogging.
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The protesters are reportedly the activists from the Hefajat-e-Islam group, which blames some Internet users for blasphemy; accusing people of using their blogs to spread atheism and apparent lies about Islam.

"One point, One demand: Atheists must be hanged", chanted the demonstrators as they marched along at least six highways, blocking transport between Dhaka and other cities and towns.

The demonstrators gathered in the capital’s Motijheel commercial district, amounting to between 150,000 to 200,000 people according to AFP. On their way, they set shops and vehicles on fire, according to police accounts.



Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters after they reportedly set off homemade explosives and threw stones at security. Local authorities had to deploy more than 15,000 security forces to the area.

The members of the radical Islamist group demanded the death penalty for those who they think defame Islam. The 13-point list of demands also included a ban on the right of women to work outside the household and the prohibition for women to mix with men. The Islamists also demanded the release of those accused of war crimes during country’s liberation war in 1971, which established the sovereign nation of Bangladesh.



The government of Bangladesh has declined the group’s demands to enact an anti-blasphemy law saying that the country lives by secular liberal laws. The leaders of Hefajat-e-Islam promised to launch a campaign to dethrone the government unless their demands are met.

The radical Islamist group was formed in 2010 to protest the government's secular policies in education and politics. Last month it organized a general strike as well as a gathering attended by hundreds of thousands of activists, during three people died and more than 50 were injured.
 

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At least 32 killed in Bangladesh uproar over 'blasphemous blogging' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
I know.. I know.. but they were killed by few radical men secretly, but not by mob at day light which represents a horrible mindset of many people in that particular area.

Besides, our blasphemy law is not as stringent as yours. Your punishment should be limited to fines or 1 year imprisonment max.

Under Section 295A of Bangladesh's Penal Code (1860), any person who has a "deliberate" or "malicious" intention of "hurting religious sentiments" is liable to imprisonment.​

Our Blasphemy law does not punish by death penalty.
 

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lol what happened? can't you digest the bitter truth just heard pakistanis are being thrown out "a begairat kaum" from every corner of the world. you seem to be nice but not we nor the world cuz they know begairat kaum has no place in other country. regarding rape and molestation who better than pakistanis can tell about it (as it was the main reason behind creation of Bangladesh). check with your old war criminal veterans if they recall some. well balochistan, FATA still a burning example of Pakistan army love affair with baloach people lol.
Pakistan was/ is/ will be dangerous for entire human being and its a well known fact for enitire world.
Hey just keep repeating bayghairat cuz u and ur Indian are biggest of all since u call shiny bayghairat world biggest bayghairat democracy Hahaha its ok..
It hit u right on the head and I can feel ur pain.. a rapist nation of india as usual denying and u are just part that biggest bayghairat nation :).
Hey I got a question like world says indians are rapist do u rape each other aswell we heard alot about ur history u guys just open up. :wave:
India is unsafe for world take it BUNNY.:bunny:
Or keep crying imagin how much ur monkey is crying :chilli:
 

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A travel ban to a country where blasphemy law exists makes sense, you never know which traveler might accidentally and unknowingly utter some words or act in some way which is considered blasphemous. There is a real danger of being lynched by the mobs - even from police stations when that happens.

For e.g. Someone who does not know arabic might throw a piece of paper that contains some religious words on the street, or someone may be ignorant of muslim names and use it with some crude or cuss words without knowing the significance.

I guess this US travel ban should be extended by all countries who fear for their own citizen's life.
 

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Pakistan Travel Warning
LAST UPDATED: APRIL 12, 2017

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated October 7, 2016.

Consular services provided by the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are often limited due to the security environment. At this time, the Consulate General in Peshawar is not providing consular services.

Pakistan continues to experience significant terrorist violence, including sectarian attacks. Targeted attacks against government officials, humanitarian and non-governmental organization (NGO) employees, tribal elders, and law enforcement personnel are common. Throughout Pakistan, foreign and indigenous terrorist groups continue to pose a danger to U.S. citizens. Evidence suggests that some victims of terrorist activity have been targeted because they are Americans. Terrorists and criminal groups have resorted to kidnapping for ransom.

The Government of Pakistan maintains heightened security measures, particularly in major cities, following attacks or in response to threats.

Terrorists have targeted:
  • Heavily guarded facilities, such as military installations and airports
  • Universities, schools, and hospitals
  • Places of worship of various faiths
  • Rallies, public parks, and sports venues
  • Hotels, markets, shopping malls, and restaurants
In October 2016, terrorists killed at least 60 people and injured 190 at a police training college in Quetta, Balochistan. In November 2016, a suicide bomber detonated himself at the Sufi Shah Noorani Shrine in Khudzar, Balochistan, killing at least 52 people and injuring over 100 others. In January 2017, an improvised explosive device placed in a marketplace in Kurram Valley in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) killed at least 25 people and injured at least 87 others. In February 2017, one suicide bomber detonated himself outside the Punjab Assembly in Lahore, killing at least 14 people and injuring at least 87 and another detonated himself in the Sufi Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, killing at least 88 people and injuring over 350.

Sectarian violence remains a serious threat throughout Pakistan, and the Government of Pakistan continues to enforce blasphemy laws. Religious minority communities have been victims of targeted killings and accusations of blasphemy.

The local government restricts access for foreigners to many areas, including:
  • the FATA along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border,
  • Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
  • the area adjacent to the Line of Control in the disputed territory of Kashmir
  • much of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and Balochistan
Travel by U.S. government personnel within Pakistan is restricted and movements by U.S. government personnel outside of Islamabad are severely restricted. U.S. government personnel may not:

  • Attend services at places of worship without prior approval.
  • Use public transportation or stay overnight at hotels in Pakistan.
If you choose to live or travel in Pakistan despite this warning, you should:

  • Vary travel routes and timing, especially for routine trips.
  • Minimize the duration of trips to public markets, restaurants, and other locations.
  • Minimize the number of U.S./western nationals congregating in any one location at any time.
  • Avoid hotels that do not apply stringent security measures.
  • Take a photo of your passport, entry stamp and Pakistani visa, and keep it with you at all times. Keep digital copies of these documents in a secure, electronically accessible place.
Advisory Notice to Airmen (NOTAM): The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a NOTAM concerning the risks to civil aviation operating in Pakistan, particularly at low altitude, during the arrival and departure phases of flight, and when on the ground, due to extremist/militant activity. The Advisory NOTAM does not prohibit U.S. operators or airmen from operating in the specified area, as it is strictly an advisory notice.

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html

Thank you for letting us know, how about warning for women across the world not too be traveling to india due to perhaps rape issues ? any news on that seems to be everyday now.
 
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