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Algerian scholar gets prison term for ’offending Islam’

Algerian scholar gets prison term for ’offending Islam’

Said Djabelkhir, an author of Islamic books in Algeria, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for offending the religion. Djabelkhir had said the animal sacrifice during Eid was based on a pre-Islamic pagan ritual. He suggested that parts of the Quran, such as the story of Noah’s Ark, might not be literally true and criticized practices including the marriage of young girls. He plans to appeals.

Robert_Clearwater 2 weeks

Little tyke: Grandpa, tell me about how you were oppressed again. Grandpa: well, child, it all started with this terrible orange man...

Rational ific
Rational ific 2 weeks

Totalitarians are similar around the world. They get offended...hear or read something they don't like...and try their best to destroy the pesky problem. Banning, unpersoning, getting someone fired, and, among the most despotic, jailing and even killing the "problem". Unfortunately, most people have the totalitarian mindset, to varying degrees. That's why the Enlightenment was such an amazing thing. But those values are dying again in the world.

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 2 weeks

I would just like to say keep in mind the Noah's ark story in the Quran is different from the account in the Bible... 1) there is more people on the "ark" (family + extra believers) 2) there is no rainbow and no promise made 3) it was for unbelief and worshiping other gods not destroying the world and themselves through acts of evil 4) one of Noah's sons perish 5) there is a long dialogue between the people and the prophet noah before building and while building "ark" ... where the prophet noah preaches and some believe... I say all of this to help keep distinctions between the two stories... as we have a tendency to assume what is meant is the same... these are only 5 points looking at a quick glance..

Jeff 2 weeks

Islam: "I'm offended" Non-muslims: "Get over it Snowflake"

Luke 2 weeks

So much for free speech.

Max Bants
Max Bants 2 weeks

This could be the UK soon

TexasReb 2 weeks

Sharia Law.... Comming to a neighborhood near you.

Tyrannus Patriarchus
Tyrannus Patriarchus 2 weeks

I'm reminded of the Hannibal Burgess meme: 'why you booing me? I'm right!'

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