An update on this story. Marisol’s remarks there are worth noting again: “Western countries need to take note of cases like this and realize they are the logical conclusion of the various means of coercion (legislation, litigation, violence) aimed at placing Islam above insult and criticism of any kind.”
Sharia Alert from Modern, Moderate Malaysia: “Malaysia’s top blogger released from detention,” from AFP, November 7 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
Malaysia’s leading blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, was Friday released from detention under controversial internal security laws after a court ruled the government had no right to hold him….
“It’s a great day for human rights and fundamental liberties,” said Malaysian human rights commissioner Denison Jayasooria.
“The executive must use the ISA only in situations where there is a real threat to national security,” he told AFP.
Raja Petra, founder of the popular Malaysia Today website which has outraged top leaders with its stream of critical stories, was detained in September for writing articles that allegedly insulted Islam….
But he was also accused of threatening public security and causing racial tension by inciting hate in his articles on Islam — a serious offence in predominantly Muslim Malaysia….