This story involves a blogger, two Islamic countries, about 8,000 Saudi avid Twitter users who want this blogger alive and 28,000 Facebook users who want him dead – and one prophet.
Looks like Mr. Kashgari, a Saudi blogger, did not think much before he decided to send out a couple of twits about the Islamic prophet Mohammad, he thought that publishing a series of “thoughts” about Islam and its prophet will go unnoticed and unpunished, however he discovered that soon enough there were many calling to execute him for his words.
He fled the country and made a try to get to New Zealand, only to be stopped in Malaysia and sent back home, isn’t it great how fast Islamic countries react when it is some words about some prophet, while rapists and murderers roam the streets without any problem?
Now Saudi Arabia faces a new type of a problem, do you execute this young man over the use of an internet platform to publish his mere thoughts about Mohammad, or to concede to the growing pressure to let this man go. In the past we have seen that the system to deal with this is usually to lock him away in some dark room and wait until everyone forgets about him – and execute him, or could be that just to make a stand they will execute him as soon as they can.
And what exactly did he say? well – here it is –
“I will say that I have loved aspects of you, hated others, and could not understand many more.”