And they’re demanding the death penalty, which is the traditional Sharia punishment for blasphemy. “Indian Muslims sue blasphemous book,” from Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting News, with thanks to Twostellas:
Police have seized and banned school textbooks carrying fake portraits of the noblest messenger of Allah, Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) and arrested the publisher in Uttar Pradesh state after religious authorities demanded the death penalty for him and the book’s writer, an official said on Friday.
According to the daily Times, copies of the fifth-grade Hindi book were seized from the Vivekananda school in Mahoba town, said Home Secretary RM Srivastava.
The administration has banned and seized the book carrying the picture of Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
The publisher of the book has been arrested, Srivastava said.
Education Minister Kiran Singh has ordered an inquiry into how the book was approved by a government panel that clears textbooks before circulation.