Turkey has become a new country entry to this atheist blog for countries that have shown extreme stupidity. I have to clarify this blog as they have done a lot of stupid religious stuff in the past to warrant title of fundamentalist Islamic state.
This time they have handed a 10 month sentence to the Turkish pianist Fazil Say for blasphemy.
Apparently he did not get sentenced to the full extent of the law as he suffers from autism. Regardless of why he didn't get punished to the full extent of the law. Why was he punished in the first place? Why can someone not criticise a religion? Why can this same someone not criticise a god that does not exist on which a religion is based.
I respect someones right to religion, and I respect a racists right to be a racist. But for both of these categories respect my right to say you are an idiot!