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Saudi Arabia: Kill the Tweeter!

February 10, 2012
Hypersensitive? US?

Hypersensitive? US?

Maryam Namazie.

Hamza Kashgari, a young journalist, was banned from writing in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi Minister of Information and has reportedly been forced to flee after being accused of blasphemy, atheism, and apostasy and following calls for his head.

His crime? Tweeting about Mohammad, Islam’s prophet, including about how he’s equal to him and how he hates some of Mohammad’s characteristics… (Only some?)

The Saudi Minister of Information ‘wept’ upon reading Hamza’s tweets ‘offending’ the prophet (and not as you might expect when he heard that someone must flee for his life for merely tweeting and despite having had to apologise)…

‘Saudi Ministry of Information’ — it’s right up there in the oxymorons with ‘Military Intelligence’ and ‘Jumbo Shrimp’.

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