Thanks to the abject stupidity and dhimmitude of Interpol.
‘Tweetcrime’ Could Result In Death Penalty Under Sharia In Saudi Arabia
Those who claim that sharia law is just a moral code and something used to settle family disputes may be surprised that it could result in the death of a man who is accused of ‘insulting the Prophet Muhammad’ in tweets. Even though he apologised for his tweets people are still demanding that he be executed in view of the seriousness of this most heinous of ‘crimes’. It looks like the actual charge will be for apostasy as THIS article at SouthEastAsiaRealtime reports. Further information on this heartbreaking case can be found at National Post.
Malaysia, of course, is a member of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), the very same organisation that is lobbying against freedom of expression and demanding a global blasphemy law. The instrument for this is the innocuous sounding United Nations Resolution 16/18 which refers to:
“Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatisation of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against, persons based on religion or belief.”
We can see clearly from this case, if people are willing to spend a few short minutes reading the articles that we have linked to, that the accused young man has been stigmatised, discriminated against, been the victim of incitement to violence, and may ultimately be the victim of state sanctioned violence on the basis of beliefs stated in a casual communication via Twitter. It that the sort of fearful world that people want to live in? If United Nations Resolution 16/18 becomes the basis of a global legal norm then that is the direction that the world is likely to take.