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Jerry Coyne blocked on WordPress in Pakistan

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The Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, author of Why Evolution Is True, was blocked due to “blasphemous” posts:

I think this must be the third time that WordPress has cooperated with the Pakistani government in blocking “blasphemous” content on my site. The blasphemy, as you’ll see from the three links singled out, involves reproducing Jesus and Mo cartoons, which have apparently hurt the feelings of Muslims. Indeed, I seem to have committed a crime.

Here’s the letter from WordPress, with the Pakistani complaint belowJerry Coyne, “WordPress once again helps the Pakistani government block my “blasphemous” Jesus and Mo posts” at [publication]

It’s somewhat like blaspheming against Darwin by airing doubts about his theories in the American school system. But in Pakistan, the death penalty is involved.*

The comments are informative.

*Note: Asia Bibi, who had real problems with the Pakistani government, has landed refugee in Canada.

See also: Darwinian Jerry Coyne vents his spleen at Darwin-doubting Yale computer scientist Gelernter is HOW likely to read Coyne’s diatribe and conclude he must be all wrong? But then Darwinians tend not to notice what others do. Presumably, it’s an adaptation.

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3 Replies to “Jerry Coyne blocked on WordPress in Pakistan

  1. 1
    AaronS1978 says:

    Wooooooooow what a shocker, getting block from Pakistani WordPress AFTER mocking a huge religious figure of their culture. How rude I COULDNT IMAGE why they would do that

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    aarceng says:

    I can’t read the comment in the post because there’s a ruddy great ad plastered across it.

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    kairosfocus says:

    The comment:

    I think this must be the third time that WordPress has cooperated with the Pakistani government in blocking “blasphemous” content on my site. The blasphemy, as you’ll see from the three links singled out, involves reproducing Jesus and Mo cartoons, which have apparently hurt the feelings of Muslims. Indeed, I seem to have committed a crime.

    Here’s the letter from WordPress, with the Pakistani complaint belowJerry Coyne, “WordPress once again helps the Pakistani government block my “blasphemous” Jesus and Mo posts” at [publication]

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