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02/14/2012      share:derubg

Saudi Arabia: Death penalty for three Tweets?

After publishing six sentences, among them "I will not pray for you [Mohammed]", a 23-year old journalist had to flee to Malaysia because of public outrage. Now he has been extradited to Saudi-Arabia where he is facing the death penalty for blasphemy, which is requested by over 13,000 on Facebook.

_The journalist Hamsa Kashgari had conducted a ficticious talk with the prophet Mohammed:

"On your birthday I will say that I loved the rebel in you, that you were a source of inspiration and that I don't like your gloriole. I will not pray for you."

"On your birthday, I see you whereever I look. I loved aspects of you, hated others and many I did not understand."

"On your birthday I will not bow down and will not kiss your hand. Instead I will shake your hand, as equals do. And I will smile as you will smile. I will only talk to you like to a friend.

Kashgari apologized after tens of thousands angry reactions. A high-ranking Islamic comittee declared him as an "unbeliever" and demanded legal action against him. Over 13.000 Moslems joined a Facebook-page which is demanding his execution. Kashgari fled to Malaysia, a country that has reputation as a moderate Islamic country.

Kashgari was arrested directly at his arrival in Kuala Lumpur airport (on Februrar 9) on grounds of an Interpol arrest warrant. He was extradicted to Saudi-Arabia a few days later.

I Saudi-Arabia, desecration of the Qur'an, blasphemy and apostacy can be punished by death for men and livelong imprisionment for women.

Picture: Executions in Saudi-Arabia are traditionally public beheadings with a saber.

Umstrittene Tweets: Malaysia liefert Mohammed-Zweifler an Saudi-Arabien aus - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - PolitiDer Spiegel02/12/2012de
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