We have yet another blasphemy case. A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced Australian national Mansor Almaribe to 500 lashes and a year in jail for insulting Muhammad during prayers in a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Almaribe, 45, appears to have been on a hajj when he said something viewed as insulting to Muhammad. His is the latest sentence under Sharia law and another example of the type of blasphemy prosecutions that have become common in many countries. The Obama Administration broke with long-standing policy to support resolutions recognizing the right of countries to prosecute people for speaking against religion.
Originally, the sentence in this case was two years, but later reduced to one year. A sentence of 500 lashes is considered the equivalent to a death sentence.
What is interesting is that this is clearly a devout Muslim. The sentence sounds like the flogging while continue until you learn to love and respect the Prophet.
Source: Herald Sun
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