January 9th, 2015
12:35 AM ET

Blasphemy and the law of fanatics

By Fareed Zakaria

When governments try to curry favor with fanatics, eventually the fanatics take the law into their own hands. 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.”

We should fight the Paris terrorists. But we should also fight the source of the problem. It’s not enough for Muslim leaders to condemn people who kill those they consider as blasphemers if their own governments endorse the idea of punishing blasphemy at the very same time. The U.S. religious freedom commission and the U.N. Human Rights Committee have both declared that blasphemy laws violate universal human rights because they violate freedom of speech and expression. They are correct.

Read the Washington Post column

Post by:
Topics: Fareed's Take

soundoff (1,605 Responses)
  1. Karen Eliot

    And i should point out that temperature, if it were accurate, would indicate that person is enroute to the morgue!

    January 11, 2015 at 12:52 am | Reply
    • chri§§y

      HIYA

      WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

      Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
      Al Badr
      All Tripura Tiger Force
      Al-Qaida
      Al-Umar-Mujahideen
      Babbar Khalsa International
      Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
      Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
      Deendar Anjuman
      Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
      Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
      Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
      International Sikh Youth Federation
      Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
      Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
      Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
      Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
      Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
      Khalistan Commando Force
      Khalistan Zindabad Force
      Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
      Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
      Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      National Liberation Front of Tripura
      People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
      Students Islamic Movement of India
      Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
      Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
      Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
      United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
      United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
      Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

      United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
      Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
      Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
      Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
      Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
      Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
      Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
      Karbi People's Front (KPF)
      Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
      Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
      Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
      Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
      All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
      Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
      Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
      Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
      United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
      Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
      Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
      United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
      Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
      Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
      Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
      Muslim Security Force (MSF)
      Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
      Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
      United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
      Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
      Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
      People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
      Adam Sena (AS)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
      Harkat-ul-Jehad
      Jammu & Kashmir

      WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

      Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
      Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
      People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
      Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
      Nagaland

      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
      Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
      Punjab
      Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
      Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
      International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
      Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
      All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
      Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
      Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
      Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
      Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
      Dashmesh Regiment
      Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Khalistan National Army (KNA)

      National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
      All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
      Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
      United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
      Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
      Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
      Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
      Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
      All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
      Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
      Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
      Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
      All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
      Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
      Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
      Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
      Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
      Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

      January 11, 2015 at 8:21 am | Reply
  2. Karen Eliot

    It took awhile to scroll thru these coments because it appears as though this has been the meeting place for some serious potheads! What is this WAIT WAIT WAIT thing? And each and every time, its the very same thing? Is that the "Fanatics" part of this topic?

    January 11, 2015 at 1:16 am | Reply
    • Philip

      No. It's the blasphlegmy part.

      January 11, 2015 at 1:31 am | Reply
    • Philip

      It doesn't take very long to scroll through if you aren't stoned.

      January 11, 2015 at 1:34 am | Reply
  3. ET

    Eliot. 🙂

    January 11, 2015 at 1:36 am | Reply
  4. ET

    ET phone home?

    January 11, 2015 at 1:38 am | Reply
    • chri§§y

      K

      January 11, 2015 at 8:23 am | Reply
  5. Karen Eliot

    If i were stoned i wouldn't have noticed someone had the body temp of a person who had just expired, don't you think?

    January 11, 2015 at 1:45 am | Reply
  6. Philip

    And it was the Whitewater affair. Not OJ Simpson. Look it up.

    January 11, 2015 at 1:46 am | Reply
  7. Karen Eliot

    Excuse me?

    January 11, 2015 at 1:54 am | Reply
  8. Philip

    Jihadists are faithful Muslims. True Muslims. The others are milk toast Muslims. Really. There is simply no such thing as an "American Muslim". It's a contradiction in terms if you have a brain.

    January 11, 2015 at 1:55 am | Reply
  9. Karen Eliot

    Ok then, my initial perception was more correct than incorrect. America! Home of the potheads! Cheerio.

    January 11, 2015 at 2:02 am | Reply
    • Philip

      More of US are addicted to mind altering prescription drugs than smoke dope lady.

      January 11, 2015 at 6:26 am | Reply
    • chri§§y

      HOOYAH

      WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

      Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
      Al Badr
      All Tripura Tiger Force
      Al-Qaida
      Al-Umar-Mujahideen
      Babbar Khalsa International
      Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
      Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
      Deendar Anjuman
      Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
      Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
      Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
      International Sikh Youth Federation
      Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
      Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
      Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
      Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
      Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
      Khalistan Commando Force
      Khalistan Zindabad Force
      Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
      Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
      Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      National Liberation Front of Tripura
      People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
      Students Islamic Movement of India
      Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
      Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
      Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
      United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
      United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
      Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

      United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
      Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
      Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
      Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
      Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
      Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
      Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
      Karbi People's Front (KPF)
      Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
      Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
      Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
      Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
      All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
      Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
      Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
      Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
      United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
      Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
      Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
      United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
      Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
      Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
      Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
      Muslim Security Force (MSF)
      Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
      Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
      United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
      Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
      Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
      People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
      Adam Sena (AS)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
      Harkat-ul-Jehad
      Jammu & Kashmir

      WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

      Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
      Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
      People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
      Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
      Nagaland

      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
      Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
      Punjab
      Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
      Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
      International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
      Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
      All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
      Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
      Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
      Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
      Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
      Dashmesh Regiment
      Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Khalistan National Army (KNA)

      National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
      All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
      Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
      United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
      Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
      Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
      Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
      Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
      All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
      Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
      Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
      Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
      All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
      Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
      Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
      Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
      Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
      Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

      January 11, 2015 at 8:22 am | Reply
  10. Public Announcement

    Blue Saffron's current AN AL temperature is 98.6℉.

    January 11, 2015 at 6:51 am | Reply
  11. rupert

    Will the person posting blue saffron's buttt temperature please stop. That's very gross.

    For breakfast I want a breakfast taco with bacon, egg, cheese, banasys vomit, chrissys dry skin cells, and Philips powdery gunk from his toe fungus

    January 11, 2015 at 8:09 am | Reply
    • chri§§y

      JE SUIS PLEBISCITE IN KASHMIR

      WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

      Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
      Al Badr
      All Tripura Tiger Force
      Al-Qaida
      Al-Umar-Mujahideen
      Babbar Khalsa International
      Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
      Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
      Deendar Anjuman
      Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
      Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
      Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
      International Sikh Youth Federation
      Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
      Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
      Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
      Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
      Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
      Khalistan Commando Force
      Khalistan Zindabad Force
      Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
      Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
      Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      National Liberation Front of Tripura
      People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
      Students Islamic Movement of India
      Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
      Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
      Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
      United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
      United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
      Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

      United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
      National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
      United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
      Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
      Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
      Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
      Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
      Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
      Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
      Karbi People's Front (KPF)
      Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
      Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
      Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
      Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
      All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
      Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
      Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
      Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
      United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
      Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
      Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
      United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
      Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
      Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
      Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
      Muslim Security Force (MSF)
      Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
      Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
      United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
      Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
      Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
      People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
      Adam Sena (AS)
      Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
      Harkat-ul-Jehad
      Jammu & Kashmir

      WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

      Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
      Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
      People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
      Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
      Nagaland

      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
      National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
      Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
      Punjab
      Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
      Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
      International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
      Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
      All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
      Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
      Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
      Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
      Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
      Dashmesh Regiment
      Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
      Khalistan National Army (KNA)

      National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
      All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
      Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
      United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
      Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
      Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
      Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
      Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
      All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
      Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
      All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
      Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
      Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
      All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
      Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
      Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
      Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
      Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
      Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
      Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

      January 11, 2015 at 8:26 am | Reply
  12. rupert

    No beans. They give me gas

    January 11, 2015 at 8:10 am | Reply
  13. chri§§y

    JE SUIS FREEDOM FIGHTERS IN INDIA

    WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

    Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
    Al Badr
    All Tripura Tiger Force
    Al-Qaida
    Al-Umar-Mujahideen
    Babbar Khalsa International
    Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
    Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
    Deendar Anjuman
    Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
    Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
    Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
    International Sikh Youth Federation
    Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
    Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
    Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
    Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
    Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
    Khalistan Commando Force
    Khalistan Zindabad Force
    Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
    Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
    Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    National Liberation Front of Tripura
    People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
    Students Islamic Movement of India
    Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
    Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
    United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
    United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
    Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

    United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
    Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
    Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
    Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
    Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
    Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
    Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
    Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
    Karbi People's Front (KPF)
    Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
    Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
    Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
    Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
    All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
    Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
    Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
    Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
    United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
    Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
    Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
    United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
    Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
    Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
    Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
    Muslim Security Force (MSF)
    Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
    Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
    United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
    Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
    Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
    People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
    Adam Sena (AS)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
    Harkat-ul-Jehad
    Jammu & Kashmir

    WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

    Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
    Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
    People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
    Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
    Nagaland

    National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
    National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
    Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
    Punjab
    Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
    Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
    International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
    Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
    All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
    Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
    Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
    Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
    Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
    Dashmesh Regiment
    Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
    Khalistan National Army (KNA)

    National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
    All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
    Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
    United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
    Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
    Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
    Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
    Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
    Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
    Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
    All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
    Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
    Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
    All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
    Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
    Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
    All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
    Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
    Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
    Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
    Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
    Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
    Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

    January 11, 2015 at 8:20 am | Reply
  14. chri§§y

    JE SUIS FREEDOM FIGHTERS FROM INDIA.
    NAMASTEY

    WAIT WAIT.....SOME MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA

    Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
    Al Badr
    All Tripura Tiger Force
    Al-Qaida
    Al-Umar-Mujahideen
    Babbar Khalsa International
    Communist Party of India (Maoist) all its formations and front organisations
    Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) - People’s War, All its formations and front organizations
    Deendar Anjuman
    Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen / Harkat-ul-Ansar / Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami
    Hizb-ul-Mujahideen / Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
    Indian Mujahideen and all its formations and front organisations
    International Sikh Youth Federation
    Jaish-e-Mohammad / Tahrik-e-Furqan
    Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
    Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
    Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
    Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)
    Khalistan Commando Force
    Khalistan Zindabad Force
    Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Pasban-e-Ahle Hadis
    Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF)
    Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), All its formations and Front Organisations
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    National Liberation Front of Tripura
    People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
    Students Islamic Movement of India
    Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA)
    Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)
    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
    United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
    United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
    Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)[

    United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
    National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS)
    Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
    Bodo Liberation Tiger Force (BLTF)
    Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
    Karbi National Volunteers (KNV)
    Rabha National Security Force (RNSF)
    Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation (KRLO)
    Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D)
    Karbi People's Front (KPF)
    Tiwa National Revolutionary Force (TNRF)
    Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
    Bengali Tiger Force (BTF)
    Adivasi Security Force (ASF)
    All Assam Adivasi Suraksha Samiti (AAASS)
    Gorkha Tiger Force (GTF)
    Barak Valley Youth Liberation Front (BVYLF)
    Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
    United Liberation Front of Barak Valley
    Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA)
    Muslim Security Council of Assam (MSCA)
    United Liberation Militia of Assam (ULMA)
    Islamic Liberation Army of Assam (ILAA)
    Muslim Volunteer Force (MVF)
    Muslim Liberation Army (MLA)
    Muslim Security Force (MSF)
    Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS)
    Islamic United Reformation Protest of India (IURPI)
    United Muslim Liberation Front of Assam (UMLFA)
    Revolutionary Muslim Commandos (RMC)
    Muslim Tiger Force (MTF)
    People’s United Liberation Front (PULF)
    Adam Sena (AS)
    Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
    Harkat-ul-Jehad
    Jammu & Kashmir

    WAIT ... WAIT .......EVEN MORE FREEDOM FIGHTING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA::

    Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
    Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
    People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M)
    Hajong United Liberation Army (HULA)
    Nagaland

    National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – NSCN(IM)
    National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) – NSCN (K)
    Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino)
    Punjab
    Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
    Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF)
    International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
    Khalistan Commando Force (KCF)
    All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
    Bhindala Tigers Force of Khalistan (BTFK)
    Khalistan Liberation Army (KLA)
    Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF)
    Khalistan Armed Force (KAF)
    Dashmesh Regiment
    Khalistan Liberation Organisation (KLO)
    Khalistan National Army (KNA)

    National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)
    All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF)
    Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF)
    United Bengali Liberation Front (UBLF)
    Tripura Tribal Volunteer Force (TTVF)
    Tripura Armed Tribal Commando Force (TATCF)
    Tripura Tribal Democratic Force (TTDF)
    Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
    Tripura Liberation Force (TLF)
    Tripura Defence Force (TDF)
    All Tripura Volunteer Force (ATVF)
    Tribal Commando Force (TCF)
    Tripura Tribal Youth Force (TTYF)
    All Tripura Bharat Suraksha Force (ATBSF)
    Tripura Tribal Action Committee Force (TTACF)
    Socialist Democratic Front of Tripura (SDFT)
    All Tripura National Force (ATNF)
    Tripura Tribal Sengkrak Force (TTSF)
    Tiger Commando Force (TCF)
    Tripura Mukti Police (TMP)
    Tripura Rajya Raksha Bahini (TRRB)
    Tripura State Volunteers (TSV)
    Tripura National Democratic Tribal Force (TNDTF)

    January 11, 2015 at 8:25 am | Reply
  15. Christopher Graves

    Blasphemy laws, reasonably enforced, can serve a similar purpose as laws banning obscenity. The images published by *Charlie Hebdo* were beyond tasteless and served no purpose other than to denigrate the sacred. How about a magazine were to publish cartoons mocking those murdered by the terrorists by graphically depicting their bodies being grotesquely desecrated? Would that be "freedom of speech"? I would think not.

    Of course, blasphemy laws should not be enforced against considered criticism of a religion or religion in general. Censoring serious discussion of controversial issues should never be countenanced in a free society. That is not the same as regulating the depiction of denigrating images of human beings or the sacred. There is such a thing as decency.

    And please do not say that the French have a commitment to free speech no matter what. Brigitte Bardot has been fined and threatened with imprisonment for her views on immigration. Non-PC speech in France is not protected. It is censored by the heavy hand of the state on an issue that should be fair game for open discussion in a free society.

    January 11, 2015 at 9:12 am | Reply
    • Philip

      I guess you have never heard of the 29 people who remain under Bush-era federal gag orders preventing them from naming the men who financed the crime of 9/11, obviously.

      January 11, 2015 at 9:36 am | Reply
  16. Philip

    Am hoping for some obesity laws myself.

    January 11, 2015 at 9:24 am | Reply
  17. Philip

    If a sovereign nation (which the US is not) wishes to enforce blasphemy laws that is THEIR business, not yours. Putting pressure on small countries to force them to adopt pro-gay AIDS spreading ways should be made illegal according to international law. Who in the heck would want to be like US anyway.

    January 11, 2015 at 9:40 am | Reply
    • Eduardo Gonzales

      I would like to turn my back on my Mexico and come to North America and become rich/deep in debt like you are. But I love my family so...

      January 11, 2015 at 9:53 am | Reply
  18. Philip

    Hey @JIF. Are you sleeping-in today? he he

    January 11, 2015 at 9:55 am | Reply
  19. Eduardo Gonzales

    Funny. Millions of Americans feel sorry for illegal Mexicans who are prospective Americans. But those same millions have no problems with aborting prospective American fetuses. Go figure.

    January 11, 2015 at 9:58 am | Reply
  20. Philip

    Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is when you ascribe to God things that God's enemies do. And is not forgivable even by the name of Jesus.

    January 11, 2015 at 10:07 am | Reply
  21. Philip

    Taking God's name in vain is NOT blasphemy. Plus, who even uses God's name anymore for anything? His name used to be spoken aloud even in old western TV shows. Not today, though. To use God's name in vain you must use God's name. Few do.

    January 11, 2015 at 10:10 am | Reply
  22. Philip

    While saying "God bless America" is blasphemous, it is forgivable if you repent and come to fully understand that God did not draw international boundary lines. Evil men did. To divide and control all who would be children of God's.

    January 11, 2015 at 10:33 am | Reply
    • Philip

      ...and to fool them into thinking it's alright by God if you become a drug addict. As long as some dude said it's legal.

      January 11, 2015 at 10:50 am | Reply
  23. Americana

    We are so very proud of KKK.
    Our national symbol in America.

    January 11, 2015 at 10:45 am | Reply
    • Philip

      No. The eagle is the national symbol of the USA. Though Ben Franklin wanted it to be a turkey, more appropriately.

      January 11, 2015 at 10:52 am | Reply
  24. Americana

    Slavery is our heritage. Economic slavery is our motto in modern times.
    We call that freedom.

    January 11, 2015 at 10:54 am | Reply
  25. Americana

    We have killed millions in Iraq.
    That is not terrorism.
    That is Americanism.

    January 11, 2015 at 10:55 am | Reply
  26. Americana

    We have slaughtered hundreds of thousands in Afghanistan. That is not terrorism.
    That is Americanism.

    January 11, 2015 at 10:57 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Ya don't say. And not just Afghanistan. Right now US troops control over 130 small countries. Israeli, French, German, Russian, and English troops control all the rest save a few small countries which are on their hit lists. (Iran, Venezuela, etc)

      January 11, 2015 at 10:59 am | Reply
  27. Philip

    What happened to the bald eagle? Lousy shots is what happened. Stupid men hunting birds who couldn't hit the broad side of a barn wound geese and ducks which are later eaten by bald eagles who ingest the lead of lousy shots and so suffer. Lead blasted out of shotguns by stupid men cause all kinds of problems for bald eagles, including causing eggs to be much thinner than natural.
    Lousy shots are why bald eagles suffer today.

    January 11, 2015 at 10:57 am | Reply
  28. Americana

    We are the terrorists.
    We are Americans.
    JE SUIS TERRORISTS. JE SUIS AMERICAN.

    TERRORISM IS AMERICANA.

    January 11, 2015 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Ya. We get that about US. What else is new.

      January 11, 2015 at 11:00 am | Reply
  29. Americana

    IN GOD WE TRUST
    IN TERRORISM WE BELIEVE

    JE SUIS AMERICAN

    January 11, 2015 at 11:02 am | Reply
  30. Philip

    What's so special about Afghanistan? PIPELINES is what. Right now the men who used to legally operate Afghanistan's massive TAPI pipelines are all rotting in a military prison in Cuba. Guess who is today operating the TAPI. The Bush and Bin Laden families. Using the TAPI to transport oil to neighboring China.

    January 11, 2015 at 11:03 am | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.