What can I say? The religion of piss and vinegar in action:
Reprieve unlikely for Saudi writer after cleric backs death sentence
Top Muslim scholar says any one who insults Prophet should be killed
Published Monday, February 13, 2012 – Emirates 24/7
A senior Saudi Muslim cleric indicated on Monday that a local young man who offended Prophet Mohammed [piss be upon him] and fled the Gulf kingdom would be executed after his repatriation from Malaysia.
Sheikh Saleh bin Fowzan Al Fowzan, a member of the 7-man supreme committee of scholars in Saudi Arabia, said it has been established in Islam that any one who insults God or the Prophet should be killed.
“Repenting will not work…any man who insults [Allah] or our Prophet [piss be upon him] should be killed,” he said, quoted by Saudi newspapers.
Such a tolerant religion… /sarcasm
“But we should first verify that this man (Hamza Kashgari) did insult Prophet Mohammed in his article on Twitter…if verified, then he must be killed……many scholars and people are now demanding his execution.”
Kashgari, 23, fled Saudi Arabia to Malaysia last week after King Abdullah ordered him arrested and punished for writing an article on Twitter deemed by Saudi Moslem scholars as abusive of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
He was later reported arrested by Malaysian authorities at Kuala Lumpur airport and western news reports said on Sunday he would be repatriated.
One Saudi daily said on Sunday Kashgari was heading for New Zealand to seek asylum before his arrest.