Thursday, February 16, 2012


Facebook Mob calls death of Saudi journalist

Tens of thousands demand in a Facebook group, the punishment of the Saudi Arabian journalist Hamza Kashgari for allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed. You want to set an example and require the execution of 23-year-olds. Hardly anyone is opposed to hate, says, "Spiegel Online" on Thursday, and speaks of "digital lynch mob".

More than 25,000 people have been the Facebook group "The Saudi people want the punishment of Hamza Kashgari" joined. Most people who express themselves on the bulletin board of the group, calling for the death of 23-year-old journalist, for allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed in their opinion, and thus made the blasphemy guilty.
Kashgari had done ten days ago on Twitter Become a fictitious interview with the Prophet. In it, he had declared among other things, that he would not pray for Mohammed and hate certain things about him. He also wrote: ". On your birthday I will not bow before you and I do not kiss your hand," As a result, broke out in the Arabic-language Internet, a storm of anger and indignation at the tweets of the young man.
As Kashgari had recognized the danger emanating from the wrath of his brethren and sisters Faith, he fled to Malaysia. Apparently he wanted to fly from there to New Zealand. The authorities in Kuala Lumpur, however, soon took him firmly by the arrival and handed it off to Saudi Arabia, where he was wanted on a warrant in the interim.
The warrant for Kashgari was a clear violation of human rights and freedom of religion and freedom of speech, criticized Alev Korun, human rights spokesperson for the Greens. "Despite several warnings, with such a regime in which religious freedom is trampled every day with your feet, no common 'inter-religious Dialog Center 'build', was Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger (ÖVP) made only appeasement and alleged, of course, you'll stand up for human rights in Saudi Arbaien.



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