Turkish pianist on trial for "Insulting Islam" tweets

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  1. longknife

    longknife Platinum Member

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    Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ Turkish pianist on trial for "Insulting Islam" tweets - War On Terror News

    Fazil SayA world-renowned Turkish pianist is on trial on charges of inciting religious hatred and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter in April.

    Fazil Say appeared in an Istanbul courtroom Thursday to defend himself against the charges, which stemmed from several tweets making jokes about Muslims. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in prison.

    Say has served as cultural ambassador for the European Union and has performed with several orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.

    His case has raised concerns Turkey is tightening controls on freedom of speech. At least 100 demonstrators showed up at the courthouse to protest his trial.

    Turkey has a secular government, but nearly all its population is Muslim. VoA.
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    mooselimbs get upset when anybody criticizes, insults or ridicules anything about their fcked up religion islam, sharia, allah, mohamead, the evil koran etc etc. these lists are endless, there is NOTHING REDEEMABLE IN THIS PILE OF CACA NAMED ISLAM

    but of course it's ok for them to spew their own vitriol against judaism & xnity because after all, that's what the 7th century murdering warlord mohamhead did, that what's his followers did & still do, and that's what the koran & hadiths tell them to do...


    1 Range of opinion
    2 The Quran on Jews in its historical setting
    2.1 Judaism in theology
    2.2 Remarks on Jews
    2.3 Distortion
    3 Muhammad
    3.1 Hadith
    3.2 Quran
    ...and more...

    and surprise surprise, what are those friendly mooselimbs teaching their children in school ?


    An appeal to the government of Saudi Arabia to stop publishing hate-filled textbooks was issued today by seven current and former heads of major American publishing houses...

    I have researched and written about the toxic content of school textbooks published by the Saudi Ministry of Education for almost a decade and have found that little has changed in them over this period. Last year, I had the opportunity as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom to travel to Riyadh and meet with the Saudi minister of education, who is King Abdullah’s nephew and son-in-law, Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Bin Muhammad al-Saud. The education minister acknowledged that 1–12 textbook reform was needed but indicated it was not a governmental priority...

    I also met with the Saudi justice minister Muhammad al-Issa and asked him why the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an infamously anti-Semitic fabrication at the time of the Russian revolution, is included in the textbook on Hadiths (traditions of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed) where it continues to be taught as historical fact. The Saudi justice minister said that the Protocols is treated as part of Islamic culture because it is a book that has long been found in plentiful supply in Saudi Arabia (one of the relatively few non-Muslim books to be so), and was a book that his father had in his home...

    Examples from the Saudi textbooks, some of which are included in the publishers’ appeal, follow:

    1. “The Jews and the Christians are enemies of the believers, and they cannot approve of Muslims.”

    2. “The struggle of this [Muslim] nation with the Jews and Christians has endured, and it will continue as long as God wills.”

    3. “Do not kill what God has forbidden killing such as the Muslim or the infidel between whom and the Muslims there is a covenant or under protection, unless for just cause such as unbelief after belief, just punishment or adultery.”

    4. “The apostate has two punishments; worldly and in the hereafter. Punishment in this life: Death if he does not repent.”

    5. “Major polytheism is a reason to fight those that practice it.”

    6. “Fighting the Infidels and the Polytheists has certain conditions and controls, including: That they be invited to Islam and they refuse to enter it and refuse to pay Jizya [a special tax] That Muslims have the power and the capacity to combat, That this be with the permission of the guardian and under his banner, That there be no guarantee between them and the Muslims not to combat.”

    7. “The punishment of homosexuality is death. . . . Ibn Qudamah said: “The companions (of the Prophet) agreed unanimously on killing. Some of the Companions argued that he (a homosexual) is to be burned with fire. It has been said that he should be stoned, or thrown from a high place. Other things have also been said.”

    8. “In Islamic law, (jihad) has two uses: 1. specific usage: which means: Exerting effort in fighting unbelievers and tyrants.”

    9. “In the general usage, Jihad is divided into the following categories: . . . Wrestling with the unbelievers by calling them (to the faith) and fighting them.”

    10. “As was cited in Ibn Abbas, and was said: The Apes are the people of the Sabbath, the Jews; and the Swine are the infidels of the communion of Jesus, the Christians.”

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