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Tue Sep 29, 2020, 02:53 PM

A Nigerian boy was sentenced to 10 years for blasphemy. Then people started offering to serve part o

A Nigerian boy was sentenced to 10 years for blasphemy. Then people started offering to serve part of it.

By
Danielle Paquette
September 28, 2020 at 12:42 p.m. CDT

DAKAR, Senegal — After a religious court in northwest Nigeria sentenced a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy, the head of the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland publicly offered to serve part of that time, invoking the memory of the Holocaust's youngest victims.

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Instead, Cywinski proposed that he and 119 other volunteers each serve a month of the boy’s prison sentence in Kano.
By Monday, he said, more than 150 offers poured in from people across Africa, Europe and North America.

The boy “should not be subjected to the loss of the entirety of his youth, be deprived of opportunities, and stigmatized physically, emotionally, and educationally for the rest of his life,” Cywinski wrote.



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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/nigeria-blasphemy-auschwitz-prison/2020/09/28/95c76f10-0171-11eb-b92e-029676f9ebec_story.html

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Judi Lynn Sep 2020 OP
procon Sep 2020 #1
KS Toronado Sep 2020 #5
procon Sep 2020 #6
mountain grammy Sep 2020 #8
Lunabell Sep 2020 #2
AZ8theist Sep 2020 #4
MAJones Sep 2020 #7
paleotn Sep 2020 #3

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 03:03 PM

1. "A religious court". Enough said about the harsh

sentencing and the lack of freedom of speech.

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 05:20 PM

5. That's what repugs are turning the SCOTUS into........"A religious court"

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 05:30 PM

6. Yeah, and it scares the shit outta me. nt

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 05:48 PM

8. Coming soon to America.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 03:07 PM

2. Amy Coney Barrett would probably support blasphemy laws

Along with other idiot religious folks on the right.

For the people who can separate religion and government, I am sincerely happy that religion brings you solace. But, for me it is nothing but a sham to control people, particularly women. It is particularly freeing for me to be a heathen, lol.

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Response to Lunabell (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 05:01 PM

4. My thoughts exactly...

How soon before the Nazi Fascists in the Repuke party, with the backing of a rubber stamp court, institute anti-Christian blasphemy laws in the United States of Gilead?
As an avowed atheist, that's long after I split from my birth nation and retire overseas.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 04:59 PM

3. Coming to a former democracy near you.

Namely ours. Franklin Graham would love it.

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