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US News Does the offense of blasphemy exist in French law?

12:00  24 october  2020
12:00  24 october  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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There is no "right to blasphemy " strictly speaking in the French law . Freedom of expression is one The 1881 law definitively abolished the offense of blasphemy , even in its secularized form of The latter amended the 1881 law by creating the offenses of insult, defamation and incitement to hatred

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After the shock wave throughout France and the world, sparked by the assassination of teacher Samuel Paty , who had shown caricatures of Muhammad to a class of college students, lawyer Roland Perez makes the point: does the offense of blasphemy exist in France?

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Only insult and defamation continued

A little etymological reminder, first of all. Originally, blasphemy meant speaking badly about someone, such as insulting or slandering someone. Then, the meaning evolved to relate only to the insult of a religious fact. We speak of an insult to divinity, religion or even an irreverence to what is considered sacred.Except in countries which adopt a state religion and where the law is framed by the precepts of this religion, the crime of blasphemy does not exist. In France, it was the French Revolution that put an end to all crime of blasphemy, by establishing freedom of expression, a corollary of the freedoms of opinion and belief enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Since 1905, there is in France a separation of churches and the state, this which confirms the absence of criminalization of blasphemy: only insult and defamation against religious groups are punished. Any citizen can therefore speak, write, print or draw freely unless he is answerable for the abuse of this freedom. These are then cases of defamation or insult against named persons or group of persons, but not against a religion.

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Moreover, in 2007, on the occasion of the publication in Charlie Hebdo of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad , initially published in a Danish newspaper, the satirical newspaper had been acquitted of the proceedings instituted before the criminal court by the Grand Mosque of Paris, the Union of Islamic Organizations of France and even the World Islamic League. The newspaper was also sued for the cover, a cartoon by Cabu which depicted the prophet saying "It's hard to be loved by idiots", in a reference to religious fundamentalists. The charges had been brought for insulting a group of people on the basis of their religion. And justice has, twice, released Charlie Hebdo by not retaining the offense of blasphemy, which does not exist in our legislation.

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