Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saudi blogger who 'insulted' Islam's prophet arrested in Malaysia

Saudi blogger Hamza Kashgari, who had reportedly 'insulted' the lone prophet of Islam via his Twitter account, was arrested at Malaysia's main international airport last week. For his 'crimes', he faces likely deportation and extradition straight back to Saudi Barbaria, where he'll likely receive a show trial and execution by beheading. Who says Islam isn't merciful, compassionate and moderate? From Arab Business dot com, 10 February 2012:

Malaysian police have arrested a Saudi Arabian columnist who fled his country after making comments on Twitter deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), prompting a surge of online outrage and calls for his execution.
"It is confirmed that Malaysian police have detained the Saudi writer. This arrest was part of an Interpol operation which the Malaysian police were a part of," a police spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

Nice that Interpol is helping Muslims to protect the 'sanctity of Islam'. Who says infidels have no value to Muslims?

"It is confirmed that Malaysian police have detained the Saudi writer. This arrest was part of an Interpol operation which the Malaysian police were a part of," a police spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

He gave no further details and would not comment on whether the writer, Hamza Kashgari, would be extradited to Saudi Arabia, where some Islamic clerics have called for him to be put to death for his comments.

Malaysia is a majority Muslim country with a close affinity with many Middle Eastern nations through their shared religion. The Southeast Asian nation is also a US ally and a leading global voice for moderate Islam, meaning that any decision to extradite Kashgari certain to be controversial.

Blasphemy is a crime punishable by execution under oil-rich Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law. It is not a capital crime in Malaysia.

The 23-year-old Kashgari reportedly posted the comments on his Twitter feed to mark the Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) birthday on Saturday, drawing thousands of outraged comments on Twitter and other social networking sites.

And what were the comments which caused Kashgari to receive multiple death threats as well as an arrest order from the Saudi king himself? The original blasphemous remarks were deleted from his Twitter account, but are reportedly as follows:

"On your birthday, I will say that I have loved the rebel in you, that you've always been a source of inspiration to me, and that I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you," he wrote in one tweet.

"On your birthday, I find you wherever I turn. I will say that I have loved aspects of you, hated others, and could not understand many more," he wrote in a second.

"On your birthday, I shall not bow to you. I shall not kiss your hand. Rather, I shall shake it as equals do, and smile at you as you smile at me. I shall speak to you as a friend, no more," he concluded in a third.

How dare he actually think and use his mind? Don't you know that Allah and his 'prophet' hate everything but absolute and total slavishness and obedience?





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