Saudi blogger might face death penalty for "insulting" Mohammed

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  1. (marc) macrumors 6502a

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    Hamza Kashgari, a 23-year-old blogger from Saudi-Arabia has posted the following tweets on February 4th, 2012:
    Seems ok, doesn't it? Well, it's not:
    (source)

    He then fled to Malaysia, where he was arrested in the airport and extradited back to Saudi-Arabia. Currently, there is a Facebook page entitled "The Saudi People Demand the Execution of Hamza Kashgari", which over 20,000 people have joined so far.

    You can find more information on this Wikipedia page.

    This is happening in 2012. Of course, the Western world will not criticize Saudi-Arabia in any way, since it's such a great business partner.
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    He certainly isn't the brightest of the bunch.

    Why would he flee to Malaysia which is an Islamic country as well. He should have fled to Singapore instead, probably would have had better luck.

    Either way, not a good situation to be in.
     
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    And yet "we" are forced to do business with these low-life's.

    Such a shame it has come to this.
     
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    Not what I would have expected from a forward-thinking, progressive society like Saudi Arabia. <end sarcasm>

    Is the 4th of Feb Big Mo's birthday then? I'll need to remember to send him a card next year.
     
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    This is why fundamentalist religion is very dangerous to secular society.
     
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    He was born of a woman? How galling, and unsatisfactory. :(

    Was she a virgin too??
     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    There will be plenty of criticism. What will not be happening is much in the way of action.

    It's most likely that he'll be tried and condmned as a face-saving gesture, and then pardoned or given a lesser sentence as a concession to Western allies.
     
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    There are nearly one billion Muslims.
     
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    Not likely. The outrage over here is palpable... He will either be imprisoned for life or more likely stoned to death.
     
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    ... forced?
     
  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Pure barbarism.
     
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    Agreed. This is not about Islam, but it is a pity some see it as an opportunity to indulge in a bit Muslim bashing. This is about subjugation by a totalitarian state with religion as its excuse.

    Maybe it is none of our business how the Saudi Arabian monarchal dictatorship treats its citizens.
     
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    Seems pretty much all about Islam to me... due to what else would be getting tried because of?
     
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    How can Facebook allow this? I'm all for freedom of speech but allowing your sources to become the beacon for self-righteous murders shouldn't be allowed, we're not in the dark ages anymore.
     
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    It might be the means, but it is not the end. The aim is oppression, just like the religious far right use their pretence of Christianity to oppress.
     
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    Who's "forcing" any business?
     
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    And this seems to be a fairly popular response to insulting Muhammad. What is your point exactly?

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    I would agree except Islam is meant as a religion and a form of governance. Peace on earth = everyone is Islamic.
     
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    Whats wrong with muslim bashing?
     
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    People who oppose green energy.

    (edit) First midget tossing, and now Muslim bashing. Next thing you know, we won't be able to objectify women?
     
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    Who opposes green energy? Most conservative states in the Midwest/south have wind tower farms and the only people bitching.about them are the environmentalists (birds). Some people are delusional about green energy being a turn key operation. We can choose green energy and oil (preferably from a country that would not like to see us dead) and make a slow transition as efficiencies arise in these new technologies.

    Solar (non silicon based) just hit 34% efficiency which was unheard of/impossible years ago. Progress is being made.
     
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    Except that the right-wing Christians oppose gay marriage while Saudi-Arabia might kill a young man who dared to moderately criticize Mohammed.

    Currently, Christian fundamentalists are nowhere close to being as crazy as Islamic fundamentalists are.
     
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    If you're gay, don't go to Uganda, an 85% Christian country.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Homosexuality_Bill
     
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    Oh hey look! The thread is now christians-vs-muslim-who-is-worse. Gotta love that white guilt. You can't say **** about the crazy muslims with someone sticking their head up and saying "Hey the christians are crazy too!" lol. Have a nice day! :)
     
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    Gotta love prejudice. :rolleyes:
     

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