Saudi Arabia considers law against insulting Islam, including in social media


Muslim pilgrims pray at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 17, 2009.

Muslim pilgrims pray at Mecca’s Grand Mosque on November 17, 2009.

Photograph by: Mahmud Hams , Getty Images

Saudi Arabia is studying new regulations to criminalise insulting Islam, including in social media, and the law could carry heavy penalties, a Saudi paper said on Sunday.

The potential regulations come five months after a Saudi blogger and columnist Hamza Kashgari, 23, was arrested for tweeting comments deemed as insulting the Prophet Mohammad. Kashgari said there were things he liked and disliked about him.

“Within the next two months the Shura Council will reveal the outcome of study on the regulations to combat the criticism of the basic tenets of Islamic sharia,” unnamed sources with knowledge of the matter told al-Watan, adding that there could be “severe punishments” for violators.

Criticism penalised under the law would include that of the Prophet, early Muslim figures and clerics, it said.

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6 Replies to “Saudi Arabia considers law against insulting Islam, including in social media”

  1. Here is one for you Saudi Arabian and all other salafites,
    Mohammad (pig’s shit and urine be upon him)
    was a sicko, mentally and psycologically deranged that you are blindly following.
    Are you insulted inbred pedophiles and anal lovers?

  2. Runner 7500
    You missed out, “May the paedo rapist Prophet Mohammed be covered in dog shit forever.” Kuffar Akbar and Mohammed is pig’s arsehole.

  3. I wonder if this will be a worldwide regulation? if thats the case may moHAMhead be covered in pig shit and may he lay down with the dogs (piss be upon him) now i await for the black pajamas to appear at my door

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