It was rightly thought to be outrageous that UK teacher Gillian Gibbons (story, news summary) was imprisoned in Sudan under blasphemy laws when children in her class named a teddy bear Muhammad. Now the National Secular Society is leading calls to do something about the UK’s blasphemy laws and have published a letter (with religious backing too) in today’s Telegraph (news story here) outlining their reasons. Evan Harris MP will table an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill in Parliament tomorrow to effectively abolish the law. If you back the change and live in the UK then send an e-mail to your MP urging them to support it!
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@jonworth Worse than nuts. I heard him speak on this in NRW in 2019 - he views Brexit as a selfish act akin to Trump's efforts at undermining the EU.
And unlike his challenger Röttgen he didn’t make you look a fool on German TV, Greg. So there’s that as a plus I suppose?
Many congratulations @ArminLaschet on his election as CDU Leader!
Have met him in both Düsseldorf and Berlin, and he is a good friend of the U.K.
So many links between his state where he is PM, North Rhine Westphalia & U.K., so he knows us well!
Ich gratuliere! 🎉
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