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The seven states where you can be executed for atheism

posted at 11:22 am on December 11, 2012 by

Not all Muslim states make atheism punishable by death, but all states that make atheism punishable by death are Muslim. And only one of them is an avowed enemy of America; three, at least nominally, are U.S. allies. See if you can guess.

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Are those the extra seven that 0bama was talking about?

CurtZHP on December 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM

“but..but we need Muslims in our rainbow candy colored coalition if we’re gonna defeat those evil, White conservatives once and for all. They, like umm, want to take us back to the stone age and stuff when you couldn’t like recycle your baby. We worship Gaia…that counts right?”

Kungfoochimp on December 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM

See, AP, this is why you needd to get out more. You’d eventually run in to a Paki and find God.

abobo on December 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM

It’s almost like NASA isn’t getting the job done.

trubble on December 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

listens2glenn on December 11, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Seems like if one Muslim wants to torpedo another, he just needs to record the other saying “There is no god but allah”, delete the “but allah” part, and release to the religion police.

Marcola on December 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Not all Muslim states make atheism punishable by death

Not officially anyway… but it’d certainly make you persona non grata.

Your family would disown you, your marriage prospects would disappear, and you’d be pretty much unemployable except for sanitation engineering.

Kinda like being a Christian in about every Muslim country.

Marcola on December 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Cults never do tolerate free will.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM

I sometimes wonder how a Muslim father with several children would react if he could only kill or ostracize one child and finds out that one became a Jew, another a Christian and a third an atheist?

Logus on December 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I recall hearing a story about a young man who’d become a Christian and had to flee his home and country. He and his family were/are muslim. His brother had come out as an agnostic – if not avowed atheist – but their father found the son’s conversion to Christianity more egregious.

Logus on December 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

That’s surprising, because I’ve always thought of those countries as being very friendly.

EddieC on December 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Not all Muslim states make atheism punishable by death,

But it’s not as if anyone’s going to make a big deal out of it if an atheist, gay, christian, jew, rape victim etc. is murdered by a Muslim.

RadClown on December 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Religion of Peace (TM) at work.

Mr. Prodigy on December 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM

But by all means let the militant atheist movement continue railing against Christianity…

Gingotts on December 11, 2012 at 2:46 PM

But by all means let the militant atheist movement continue railing against Christianity…

Gingotts on December 11, 2012 at 2:46 PM

It’s always easier to be “brave” in front of people you know won’t behead you.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM

But by all means let the militant atheist movement continue railing against Christianity…

Gingotts on December 11, 2012 at 2:46 PM

It’s always easier to be “brave” in front of people you know won’t behead you.

NotCoach on December 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM

The Atheist movement is much like the Gay Marriage movement. Not very brave, consistent or intelligent.

Norwegian on December 11, 2012 at 5:51 PM