Facebook page calls for execution of Saudi Journalist who ”insulted the Prophet Mohammed”

RRD:One wonders where this strange notion that Islam is less than pacifistic came from.

Saudi journalist faces death calls over tweets | News | National Post

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/09/hamza-kashgari-saudi-journalist/

”Hamza Kashgari, 23, tweeted, “I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you and there is a lot I don’t understand about you.”

“I will not pray for you,” he added.

Mr. Kashgari quickly apologized, but the calls for his execution only multiplied.

A Facebook page entitled “The Saudi people demand Hamza Kashgari’s execution” already has nearly 10,000 members.

“Our page has almost 10,000 members… but we need you to work harder. The Prophet deserves more respect,” said one post.

A committee of top clerics in charge of issuing religious edicts in the kingdom issued a statement calling Mr. Kashgari “an apostate” and an “infidel,” and demanded he be tried in an Islamic court.

It is therefore “the duty of our leaders to judge based on sharia law,” which stipulates that an apostate must be sentenced to death, the statement added.

One individual disagreed:

“Brothers, the man has repented. If the Prophet himself was here he would have forgiven him and ended this,” said tweeter Saleh al-Ghamdi”

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