الاثنين، يوليو 16، 2012

Saudi Arabia considers law against 'insulting Islam'

Saudi Arabia is studying new regulations to criminalise insulting Islam, including in social media, and the law could carry heavy penalties, a Saudi paper said on Sunday. 
The potential regulations come five months after a Saudi blogger and columnist Hamza Kashgari, 23, was arrested for tweeting comments deemed as insulting the Prophet Mohammad. Kashgari said there were things he liked and disliked about him. 

"Within the next two months the Shura Council will reveal the outcome of study on the regulations to combat the criticism of the basic tenets of Islamic sharia," unnamed sources with knowledge of the matter told al-Watan, adding that there could be "severe punishments" for violators. 

Criticism penalised under the law would include that of the Prophet, early Muslim figures and clerics, it said. 

"The (regulations) are important at the present time because violations over social networks on the Internet have been observed in the past months," the sources said.
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The Saudi blogger Hamza Kashgari has been under indefinite detention (for 157 days) since his extradition to Saudi Arabia from Malaysia. #FreeHamza

I lol'd at this part:
"I don't want anything to affect my freedom and we don't want Saudi Arabia to be another Iran."
Iran is way more 'free' than Saudi Arabia. They actually have presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections every four years, unheard of in Saudi Arabia. Women enjoy considerably wider freedoms there: for example they are not prohibited from driving or traveling without a male chaperone, and they do not prohibit the 'mixing' of sexes in schools, government institutions and public gatherings. There is an entertainment, art and music scene. Religious minorities are not frowned upon and can worship freely. There is a vibrant atheist community and they openly have publications and discussions without fear of retribution from authorities. They do not have a 'Religious Police' that roams the streets and shopping malls to enforce an archaic dress code on women. Clerics are not immune from criticism or even ridicule. And, the best of all, their country is not named after the ruling dynasty.

This is Saudi Arabia:


And this is Iran:


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   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال المؤلف هذا التعليق.
   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال أحد مشرفي المدونة هذا التعليق.
James يقول...

"Religious minorities are not frowned upon and can worship freely."

MORE freely.
Christian services in Farsi and Friday have been outlawed. There is currently a prominent pastor on trial for his life. They frequently have to worship in secret. They are assumed to be converts from Islam and put on trial for apostasy unless they can conclusively prove they aren't. Granted KSA is the gold standard for religious oppression. I'm pretty sure citizens IN Saudia Arabia already ARE frequently tried for insulting Islam.

Tampa Personal Injury Attorney يقول...

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Petes يقول...

My ultimate music! -- maqam combined with a virtuosic piano performance. Ok, maybe not quite maqam ... it's a jazz version of Azerbaijani mugam, which is derived from Iranian-Arabic-Turkish maqam. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT7D_VF9ii8

Lynnette In Minnesota يقول...

[Lee] ...you'll find that Iranians (general population, not the government) actually like ‘America’ more than do the Saudi.

What might that say about each population's feelings toward their own government? We have no relationship with the government of Iran, yet we do with KSA. Curious, yes.

   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال أحد مشرفي المدونة هذا التعليق.
   Lee C.  ―   U.S.A.     يقول...
أزال أحد مشرفي المدونة هذا التعليق.
Ucht يقول...

My ultimate music! -- maqam combined with a virtuosic piano performance. Ok, maybe not quite maqam ... it's a jazz version of Azerbaijani mugam, which is derived from Iranian-Arabic-Turkish maqam

What a poser.

Bruno يقول...

[lee] you'll find that Iranians (general population, not the government) actually like ‘America’ more than do the Saudi.
[lynnette] " We have no relationship with the government of Iran, yet we do with KSA. Curious, yes."

Fear not, folks. America and the Israelis are working hand in hand to ensure that the Iranian people "get to know you". Those polls will change, once you kill them for "freedom".

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Sajjad Ahmad يقول...

Ya , Saudi Arabia is the best Islamic country in world.
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