US man nabbed for blasphemy in Indonesia

This is a few days old now, but as we have  new commentor here on Vlad who insists on pasting snippets out of context from the Old Testament and possibly the new in a futile attempt to mitigate the horror that is Islam on earth today I thought I would post this to see if there is an actual equivalent in the non-Muslim world.


August 31, 2010

AFP h/t kitman

Indonesian authorities have arrested an American man for blasphemy after he pulled the plug on a loudspeaker at a mosque because it woke him up, police say.

Luke Gregory Lloyd, 64, was taken into custody after he disrupted a nightly Koran reading session near his home on Lombok island which was being broadcast over the mosque’s loudspeaker during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The incident happened on August 22 and Lloyd has been under police guard at a hotel ever since, pending further investigations.

“He got angry as the Koranic reading woke him up. He scolded people in the mosque before pulling out the loudspeaker’s cable,” police officer Lalu Mahsun told reporters.

He could face five years in jail under the mainly Muslim country’s blasphemy laws.

© 2010 AFP

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