The book has been repeatedly banned by schoolboards and high schools - usually by complaint from fundamentalist Christian groups labelling the book blasphemous and obscene.
"It's an attempt to reintroduce the licensing laws of the 17th century," which criminalized the publication of treasonable, seditious or blasphemous books.
It has also been banned by some school boards and high schools, usually following complaints from fundamentalist Christian groups labeling the book blasphemous and obscene.
Wilson issued a pastoral letter to his clergy, bidding them excommunicate the "agents and abettors" of "such-like blasphemous books".
The last prosecution for blasphemy in Scotland was in 1843 when bookseller Thomas Paterson was sentenced at Edinburgh High Court to fifteen months in prison for selling blasphemous books.
In 1652, his publication of the Racovian Catechism, translated in English, was denounced as a "blasphemous and scandalous book", all copies of which were ordered to be seized and publicly burnt.
So Sir Syed wrote a book to refute the charges of William Muir in the latter's blasphemous book The Life of Mahomet".
For a summer academic camp, teenage Melanie is assigned Darwin's "Origin of Species," which tops her church's list of blasphemous books.
On February 13th, an additional district and sessions judge on Tuesday rejected an application for after-arrest bail by four men accused of publishing allegedly blasphemous books about the Ahmadi faith.
It was certainly nervous waiting, and the blasphemous book in my hands made it doubly so.