Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Islam and free speech...it may not cost you an arm and a leg!

Source: Polemic Paradox
Many of us have had a moment when we've sent an e-mail, Twitter or a Facebook comment only to think, oops, that was not the best idea. We grin and bear the ensuing onslaught of trollish comments until the entire thing passes.
For a young Saudi Arabian,Hamza Kashgari, 23, it is not that simple. The young man tweeted about the Prophet Mohammed last week, saying, "I have loved the rebel in you, you’ve always been a source of inspiration to me," Hamza Kashgari, 23, wrote in a tweet addressed to Mohammed. But "I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you,”
That tweet has set off a sandstorm in the kingdom. The young man is being hunted by vigilantes, his home address has been published on Facebook and tens of thousands have responded to his original tweet.
It is reported that a leading cleric has called for his head, literally. The cleric wants him tried for apostasy which is punishable by death. Apparently the king has issued a warrant for the lad's arrest. ...continued here

More on this:
Video from: The Daily Beast
A young Saudi blogger whose tweets about the Prophet Muhammad inflamed Islamists—who are calling for his execution—reportedly has been detained in Malaysia. It is not clear if he will be extradited to Saudi Arabia. ...continued here

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