Blasphemy is a victimless crime

The Globe & Mail’s editorial called on Canada “to speak out against the archaic blasphemy laws in other countries”. Views of this kind need to be expressed in public more often, especially considering the fact that some countries and groups like the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, unhappy with the fact that their inane anti-blasphemy laws don’t extend beyond their borders, have long been lobbying the UN to adopt a resolution that would prohibit any criticism of religion anywhere in the world. For the sake of free speech (and free thought), countries like Canada need to prevent this from happening. After all, blasphemy is a victimless crime.