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As they went on their rampage, the men who murdered 12 people in Paris last week yelled that they had "avenged the Prophet". They followed in the path of other terrorists who have bombed newspaper offices, stabbed a filmmaker, and killed writers and translators, all to mete out what they believe is the proper Quranic punishment for blasphemy. In fact, the Quran prescribes no punishment for blasphemy. One holy book is deeply concerned with blasphemy: the Bible. However, the word blasphemy does not appear in the Quran. Many Muslim-majority countries have laws against blasphemy and apostasy.In Pakistan, jihadis have killed dozens of people whom they accuse of blasphemy, including a brave politician, Salmaan Taseer, who dared to call the blasphemy law a "black law".Western politicians, Muslim leaders and intellectuals everywhere should point out that blasphemy is something that does not exist in the Quran and should not exist in the modern world.
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