Skip to comments.Interpol accused after journalist arrested over Muhammad tweet (Likely to be executed)
Posted on 02/10/2012 3:34:30 PM PST by Mount Athos
Interpol has been accused of abusing its powers after Saudi Arabia used the organisation's red notice system to get a journalist arrested in Malaysia for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Kashgari, a newspaper columnist, fled Saudi Arabia after posting a tweet on the prophet's birthday that sparked more than 30,000 responses and several death threats. The posting, which was later deleted, read: "I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you and there is a lot I don't understand about you I will not pray for you."
Clerics in Saudi Arabia called for him to be charged with apostasy, a religious offence punishable by death. Reports suggest that the Malaysian authorities intend to return him to his native country.
Kashgari's detention has triggered criticism by human rights groups of Malaysia's decision to arrest the journalist and of Interpol's cooperation in the process.
Jago Russell, the chief executive of the British charity Fair Trials International, which has campaigned against the blanket enforcement of Interpol red notices, said: "Interpol should be playing no part in Saudi Arabia's pursuit of Hamza Kashgari, however unwise his comments on Twitter.
"If an Interpol red notice is the reason for his arrest and detention it would be a serious abuse of this powerful international body that is supposed to respect basic human rights (including to peaceful free speech) and to be barred from any involvement in religious or political cases."
He called on Interpol to stand by its obligations to fundamental human rights and "to comply with its obligation not to play any part in this case, which is clearly of a religious nature".
Interpol, which has 190 member countries, has a series of coloured notice systems that police forces around the world use to pass on requests for help.
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Religion of peace alert.
I suppose I should turn myself in for writing MUHAMMED on the inside of all those urinals.
A muslim has some genuine introspection about his faith and the majority want to cut his head off.
There are many democrats who would want the same punishment for anyone who says the same about their Dear Leader.
Interpol is now enforcing Muslim blasphemy laws?
I won’t pray to Muhammad because he was a violence-spewing, hate-filled moron whose existence beget incalculable suffering and sin.
Fat lot of good that will do the poor soul after he's under arrest. What on earth is Interpol doing enforcing Saudi fatwas? That is the story here not that the mullah bastards are at it again.
They are one of the world's strangest ethnicities ~ totally incapable of self-government or organized decency.
That plague is called ‘energy independence’
Reinhard Heydrich, President of Interpol, 1940-1942.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner, President if Interpol, 1943-1945.
Kashgari, a newspaper columnist, fled Saudi Arabia after posting a tweet on the prophet's birthday that sparked more than 30,000 responses and several death threats... "I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you and there is a lot I don't understand about you ... I will not pray for you." ...Jago Russell, the chief executive of the British charity Fair Trials International... said: "...If an Interpol red notice is the reason for his arrest and detention it would be a serious abuse of this powerful international body that is supposed to respect basic human rights (including to peaceful free speech) and to be barred from any involvement in religious or political cases." ...Oh, and let's make it international law that Islam not be insulted or defamed, y'know, by pointing out that it's a cult of death's head that is entirely political rather than religious.
This dingbat deserves what’s coming to him. First, he even mentions the profit...not smart and can only result in harm. Second, he flees to a Muslim country...REALLY STUPID. He could come to the US on the visa waiver program and be all set to weather the storm (as much as is possible).
Interpol shares information on criminals declared by a country. The Sauds declared the guy a criminal based on their laws. I think Interpol did it’s impartial duty. I don’t like it, but they did it impartially.
Sauds have the highest rates of genetic diseases in the world as they frequently marry first cousins
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