Skip to comments.Saudi Arabia: More brutal laws for "insulting" Islam
Posted on 07/15/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT by combat_boots
So, it wouldn't just be blasphemy (that's already covered by the death sentence), but "insulting Islam" (...and we all know how difficult that is) and those homicidal "clerics"...
Once again we see that any accommodation to Islamic law results in demands by and more accommodation of the most brutal, backward and bloody ideology on the face of the earth.
Notice the media using "conservative" to describe these savages. More Orwellian language.
"Saudi Arabia considers law against insulting Islam" Reuters July 15, 2012 (thanks to David)
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.
Saudi Arabia follows a strict version of Sunni Islamic law, referred to as Wahhabism. Blasphemy can be punishable by death.
A spokesman from the Shura Council, the governments all-appointed consultative body, did not respond to calls for comment.
Kashgari's case set off a debate in Saudi Arabia, a close US ally for decades and leading world oil exporter, on whether repentance could save convicts from the death penalty.
Kashgari fled the country in February, a few days after his twitter posts, but was later arrested by police in Malaysia en route to New Zealand.
Despite declaring repentance, he was deported back to Saudi Arabia and was taken into police custody to face a trial.
Tension has risen in recent years between religious conservatives and reformers over the pace of gradual political, economic and social reforms in a country with a large young population.
Saudi analyst Jamal Khashoggi said the law required extensive public debate.
"I would rather have this law discussed by the public first. It should not only be debated by the Shura, it should be debated in newspapers first because it can be misused," Khashoggi said.
"I don't want anything to affect my freedom and we don't want Saudi Arabia to be another Iran."
Make sure you call it Calif-ornia. Caliph-ornia.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
“Californias First Muslim Superior Court Judge Led Muslim Brotherhood-founded Student Group”
Does it really matter if Saudi Arabia becomes another Iran?
Isn’t that what it is now?
“Khashoggi said...”I don’t want anything to affect my freedom and we don’t want Saudi Arabia to be another Iran.” “
Sorry Mr. Khashoggi, but that train left the station decades ago.
Exactly how does one insult the anal chanchre of all religions? It was founded by a drunken child molesting murderer for the express intent if worshipping a stone moon god dragged out of a desert brothel.
3 guesses and the 1st 2 don't count!
And who(m) is Islamic Republics, Islamists and Muslim Brotherhood No. 1 appeaser, defender and supporter in the United States?
HINT: to all you Mitt and Mormon Haters who keep trying to convince us that there is no difference between Mittens and Dear Leader.....it ain't Romney who has recruited Moose-Limb Brotherhood-lackeys/supporters, as advisers within his Admin and worked diligently to help destabilize the Middle East and help change leaderships in several countries.
OMG, he was deported from Malaysia for the high crime of blasphemy?!?!?!
Well, I have a new talking point with my Muslim Malaysian friend who assures me Malaysia is just awesomely tolerant and not radical at all.
Seriously, we all knew the nut cases were in charge in Saudi, but Malaysia? ...so sad.
I saw what Adnan Khashoggi did to the mansion on Wilshire Blvd. The guy was a real a$$.
Same last name here. Interesting
..... WHAT say you about this article???
SEE: "Obama Regime hands huge propaganda victory to radical Islamists seeking to criminalize speech deemed offensive to Muslims"
"At a State Department three-day, closed-door meeting in December 2011 with representatives of the Saudi Arabia-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on measures to fight religious intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton protrayed the conference as a sign that Washington and the OIC are working together to protect religious freedom around the world.
We have to get past the idea that we can suppress religious minorities, that we can restrict speech, that we are smart enough that we can substitute our judgment for Gods and determine who is or is not blaspheming, Clinton said. I think if we do our work right, in years to come, people will look back and say this was a great step forward on behalf of both (sic) freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and our common humanity.
But according to the Hudson institutes Nina Shea (who attended portions of the conference as an observer), the event was actually a step backward for religious liberty. The meeting seemed to be an exercise in moral equivalency and pandering to Sunni tyrants in the Middle East, she said.
The general theme seemed to be that the U.S. has problems just like Saudi Arabia with religious tolerance, she added. There was a total absence of perspective on all counts.
Pointing to familiar events such the Muhammad cartoon violence, Quran burnings and Muslim objections to the film Fitna, OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu argued that his organization regarded bigotry as a primarily Western phenomenon. He wrote that no one has the right to insult another person for their beliefs or to incite hatred and prejudice, and that freedom of expression has to be exercised with responsibility.
Go ahead, stay home or vote 3rd party, just be ready to "Submit" to the will of Islam/Sharia in the very near future...AS OUR MILITARY HAS ALREADY BEEN ORDERED TO DO!!!
Islam has got to be the most insecure, hyper-sensitive religion to have ever existed.
Yet, day after day they are given a pass by atheists and the left. According to them, Christianity is The PROBLEM!
Not much of a religion if they kill you if you quit.
just think, Muhammad would have been perfectly at home in SF or LA.
You couldn’t have expressed my disgust for mozlims any better my FRiend.
One is Shia, one is Sunni.
One kills us here in America (how many involved in 9-11 were Saudi?
One kills us in Iraq and afganistan on the battle filed.
Either way they are NOT our friends.
Either way theirs is a gutter religion.
Obammy is a negro and would you bet your farm this marxist punk is not a pedophile?
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