Rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey hands down a Sharia-inspired ruling. These are the kinds of laws that the purveyors of the “Islamophobia” myth want to bring to the U.S. The jailing of the Muhammad video producer, and the calls in the wake of the Muhammad video riots in mainstream media outlets for self-censorship of material that may offend Muslims, show that the Left and Islamic supremacists have the freedom of speech in their crosshairs.
“Turkish Twitter user sentenced to 15 months for ‘humiliating religious values’ because he had ‘Allah’ in his handle,” by Leon Watson, Daily Mail, May 30, 2014 (thanks to Twostellas):
A teacher in Turkey has been jailed for ‘humiliating religious values’ after he used the nickname ‘Allah C.C.’ on Twitter.
The user, named Ertan P, was accused by prosecutors in the eastern province of Muş of ‘writing harmful content’ for including the name of God and the Prophet.
The court rejected the defendant’s claim that his account was hacked and he was handed 15 months behind bars.
C.C. is the abbreviation of the honorific Arabic phrase ‘Celle Celaluhu’ which means, ‘[Allah’s] glory is so almighty.’ His handle, still live on Twitter, also included the Prophet’s name.
On the indictment he was charged with ‘humiliating the religious values accepted by a part of the people’, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
Prosecutors said: ‘The suspect has accepted the use of the nickname and the posts, but in order to avoid the crime, he said posts could have been written after the account was hacked.
‘It is understood that this claim is unfounded and the investigation files prove him guilty as charged.’
In a case that drew much public attention, Turkish pianist Fazıl Say was sentenced to 10 months after retweeting several lines attributed to the poet Omar Khayyam.
Sevan Nişanyan, a writer and linguist of Armenian origin, was also convicted to 58 weeks in prison for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a blog post.
In March, Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tried to ban Twitter altogether after some users posted links suggesting government corruption.
However, the following month Erdogan said he had to comply with a Turkish high court ruling to unblock Twitter after it ruled the ban violated the right to free expression.
Erdogan, who had vowed to ‘rip out the roots’ of Twitter for allowing the postings, said he didn’t agree with the decision.
Turkey then later tried to block access to YouTube.
But yesterday the ban on YouTube was overturned after the highest court ruled it was a violation of the country’s freedom of expression.
The ruling is a setback for Erdogan who had advocated shutting down the video-sharing website.