How do states enforce blasphemy laws, and who are the victims?
Violent repercussions stemming from blasphemy allegations frequently hit the headlines because they lie at the heart of modern identity politics. When it comes to mob violence, in a very ironic twist, those who feel “offended” seek justice though brutality. The ones who claim to fight for “morality” against “radical blasphemers” are the fundamentalist rioters themselves. Here are the statistics— Who are the victims? Where? Why?
My latest article in a DC outlet, “Inkstick”— a media offering a take on discussions held in Washington DC (think tanks and diplomats alike).