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Palestinian held for Facebook criticism of Islam

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by MaxShimba, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    QALQILIYA, West Bank – A mysterious blogger who set off an uproar in the Arab world by claiming he was God and hurling insults at the Prophet Muhammad is now behind bars - caught in a sting that used Facebook to track him down.

    The case of the unlikely apostate, a shy barber from this backwater West Bank town, is highlighting the limits of tolerance in the Western-backed Palestinian Authority - and illustrating a new trend by authorities in the Arab world to mine social media for evidence.

    Residents of Qalqiliya say they had no idea that Walid Husayin - the 26-year-old son of a Muslim scholar- was leading a double life.

    Known as a quiet man who prayed with his family each Friday and spent his evenings working in his father's barbershop, Husayin was secretly posting anti-religion rants on the Internet during his free time.

    Now, he faces a potential life prison sentence on heresy charges for "insulting the divine essence." Many in this conservative Muslim town say he should be killed for renouncing Islam, and even family members say he should remain behind bars for life.

    "He should be burned to death," said Abdul-Latif Dahoud, a 35-year-old Qalqiliya resident. The execution should take place in public "to be an example to others," he added.

    More here Palestinian held for Facebook criticism of Islam - Yahoo! News
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    Masikini kiumbe huyu wa Mungu hakujua kuwa kuna mkundi ya iman hayataki kritisism!, Mungu wa kweli atamuokoa.
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    Kushambulia Imani ya mtu mwingine sio halali. kwa sababu hakuna mmoja wetu ambeye ana ushahidi solid kama Imani yake ndio bora kuliko nyingine. Lamuhimu ni kuheshimiana na kupendana, na kutotumia hizi imani kuleta fitna.