Fareed Zakaria notes that the Qur’an does not mention blasphemy but
Somebody forgot to tell the terrorists. But the gruesome and bloody belief the jihadis have adopted is all too common in the Muslim world, even among so-called moderate Muslims — that blasphemy and apostasy are grievous crimes against Islam and should be punished fiercely. Many Muslim-majority countries have laws against blasphemy and apostasy — and in some places, they are enforced.
That impelled me to wonder what countries had anti-blasphemy laws?
As it turns out many countries do and the countries that do aren’t just in the Middle East and North Africa. 31% of the countries in the Americas have anti-blasphemy laws and 16% of European countries do including Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and Greece.
Some U. S. states have anti-blasphemy laws, e.g. Masschusetts and Michigan, which are unenforceable due to the First Amendment.
I’m not sure what the point of this post is other than that France and the United States may be the exceptions rather than the rule in this area.