Remember: this is the kind of world the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) wants you to live in. This is the kind of world that all pro-Sharia advocates, and all opponents of anti-Sharia laws, want you to live in: a world in which a text message that a pious believer thinks is offensive against some aspect of Islam can land you in jail. This is the coming tyranny.
KARACHI: The police have arrested a young man for allegedly using offensive language against the companions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Mujahid, was associated with a private security company and posted at a biscuit factory in Korangi from where he was arrested.
Korangi Industrial Area SHO Malik Ayub told The Express Tribune that a man named Zubair had approached the police, complaining that Mujahid had sent him the text message.
Malik said that Mujahid and Zubair were friends but belonged to different sects. They were working at the same factory but recently Zubair was transferred to another factory.
The police have registered a case under Section 298-A of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 28 of the Telegraph Act. Police have also seized their cell phones.