Controversy around the film “Innocence of Muslims” has prompted a return to a hard line from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on the question of blasphemy legislation. Paul Sims reviews the debate in Britain, arguing for criticism of the motives of offenders and avoidance of the trap of censorship.
is New Humanist‘s editorial assistant.
Outlining the destiny of the Olympics from 1936 to the present, Paul Sims notes that sport is now so popular it has taken on the characteristics of a modern secular religion. But in spite of the use and abuse of various sporting events, politics is forgotten when the starting gun is fired.