In the enlightened West, we don’t have blasphemy laws. If someone expresses what Leftists and Islamic supremacists think of as insulting Islam here, the only thing that happens is that you’re excoriated as a racist and bigot, and shunned by all decent folk. Clearly a much more progressive way of doing things.
Anyway, will any of the Islamic apologists who have recently been assuring us that Islam has no death penalty for blasphemy travel over to Saudi Arabia to explain to the relevant authorities how they’re misunderstanding Islam?
A Saudi court sentenced a local man to death after he was found guilty of insulting Islam and its Prophet (PBUH), a newspaper reported on Monday.
The unidentified man, in his 20s, was also charged with ripping a copy of the Holy Koran, filming the act and publishing it on social networks, ‘Sharq’ said.
“The court sentenced the man to beheaded after finding him guilty in those charges,” the paper said in a report from the northeastern town of Hafr Albatin.
It said a three-judge panel issued the death verdict against the defendant but it did not make clear if he can appeal.