He insulted the companions of Muhammad. This is the kind of law that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is working hard to bring to the West. Here, if you mention something impermissible about Islam or Muhammad, you’re not lashed yet — except by the mainstream media.
“Australian sentenced to 500 lashes in Saudi Arabia,” from AFP, December 7 (thanks to all who sent this in):
An Australian man has been sentenced to 500 lashes and a year in jail by a court in Saudi Arabia after being found guilty of blasphemy, Canberra said on Wednesday.
Reports said Mansor Almaribe, 45, was detained in the city of Medina on November 14 while making the hajj pilgrimage and accused of insulting companions of the prophet Mohammed.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said he was sentenced on Tuesday and Canberra’s ambassador in Saudi Arabia had been in touch with authorities to plead for leniency….
A consular official attended the sentencing, where the Shiite Muslim was initially slapped with a two-year jail term that was subsequently reduced, the spokeswoman added….
His eldest son, Jamal, told the newspaper this week that his father had been reading and praying in a group when accosted by religious police and arrested….