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'our democratic scheme is at stake Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Prime Minister of Denmark), Duncan Lewis (Director General of ASIO),..' - Imagine for Yourself the Images a Society Has Informed or Will Inform when a Society Accepts Blasphemy as a Normative Paradigm Within its Midst.

"..I think it’s blasphemous to the extent that I can comment on someone else’s religion." Director General of ASIO, Duncan Lewis
Terror alert: Australia’s top spy chief warns rift with Muslims could weaken national security December 13, 2015 Samantha Maiden,National Political Editor, The Sunday Telegraph

“In 2009, a new law made blasphemy punishable by a fine of up to 25,000 euros (£21,000).

British actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry was investigated under blasphemy laws in 2015 after Irish police received a complaint over an interview with Irish national broadcaster RTÉ in which he called God stupid, selfish and "quite clearly a maniac".

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said: "In terms of Ireland's international reputation, this is an important step."

"By removing this provision from our Constitution, we can send a strong message to the world that laws against blasphemy do not reflect Irish values and that we do not believe such laws should ex…