This displays the real agenda of the hysteria about “Islamophobia” that Islamic supremacist groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Reza Aslan’s Aslan Media keep trying to whip up: the goal is to make people think that talking about Islam and jihad critically makes people do violence to Muslims, so as to stigmatize and ultimately to criminalize any critical word about Islam, including counter-terror analyses revealing the motives and goals of jihad terrorists. They’d like nothing better than to see the imposition of “hate speech” laws that would punish those who dared to cross the line in talking about Islam, and the effect of that would be the de facto imposition of Sharia blasphemy laws on the U.S.
“Activists: Kuwait, UAE sentences for tweets,” from the Associated Press, November 18:
KUWAIT CITY (AP) “” Twitter users in two Gulf Arab countries received prison terms Monday, rights activist said, in the latest sign of widening crackdowns in the region on social media for posts considered offensive or against state security.
The court decisions in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are likely to bring renewed protests from international rights groups accusing Gulf authorities of using codes against dissent to try to muzzle open expression on the Internet.
In Kuwait, a court sentenced a Twitter user, Musaab Shamsah, to five years in prison after he was convicted of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, said activist Nawaf al-Hendal.
Sahmsah was arrested following a Twitter post he allegedly made in May that made references to the descendants of Islam’s prophet. The post, since taken down, could be taken as endorsing Shiite beliefs in the Sunni-ruled country….