WILLS POINT – The ongoing case of the Asia Bibi trial in Pakistan has drawn attention to the imminent danger of blasphemy laws, particularly for Christians. Missions Box News decided to investigate blasphemy laws around the world. Although this article may not contain everythingyou want to know about it, we think you will learn some things that will surprise you.
How many countries have blasphemy laws?
The United Nations recognizes 193 member nation-states. This does not include the Vatican and the area of Palestinian occupation. Of the 193 nations, at least 77 have blasphemy laws. 
|10||in East Asia and the Pacific|
|24||in Europe and Central Asia|
|6||in Latin America and the Caribbean|
|22||in the MENA region|
|3||in South Asia|
|11||in Sub-Saharan Africa|
|1||in North America|
The last one in the list may come as a surprise. Canada currently has a blasphemy law on the books, but Parliament is working to remove it.