Michael Nugent features his debate on RTE Radio (Ireland's National Radio Broadcaster) about blasphemy laws in Ireland and internationally with Dr Oliver Scharbrodt lecturer in Islamic Studies of UCC. Nugent is the chairperson for Atheist Ireland. Michael covers some of the various cases around the world and how Irish law's have been cited to the detriment of secularists and atheists. He argues for the right to criticize religion.Scharbrodt argues for protection of Muslims in Ireland and elsewhere from Islamophoic statements and discusses the range of views of Muslims about the range of proper reaction to a blasphemy.
One might be struck by the civility of the discussion on this topic on that side of the Atlantic.
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