Saturday, May 5, 2007

Insulting Islam

UPDATE: Check out the new blog covering the Mid East: Outsider On The Inside

It seems to be a charge leveled against many these days, and a simple search of "Islam" over at Google News shows these 3 stories on the first page of the search:

-Iran arrests student editor over insulting Islam

41 Christians arrested for blasphemy against Islam in Indonesia

Azeris jailed for 'insulting Islam'

This is an excerpt from the last article:
The court ruled that their article 'Europe and us' was insulting to Islam and Muslims for saying that European societies were more successful than Muslim ones because Christian teachings were based on peace and tolerance while Islamic values, based on the teachings and actions of Muhammad, were not.
And naturally to prove that their tolerance matches that of European societies, the journalists were jailed for 3 years.

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