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Published:February 10th, 2012 00:39 EST

Outrage: Saudi Journalist Could Be Executed For Tweets Critical Of Prophet Mohammed

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A young Saudi journalist is facing calls for his execution after tweeting remarks about the Prophet Mohammed, and the kingdom`s top clerics are demanding his trial after denouncing him as an `apostate`

On the occasion of the Muslim prophet`s birthday last week, 23-year-old Hamza Kashgari 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."



Americans don`t give a second thought about sending tweets ridiculing everyone from a pop star to a politician to Jesus Christ.

But In Saudi Arabia and most Islamic countries insulting the Prophet Mohammed is considered blasphemous, and is a crime punishable by death.

In a brutal Muslim theocracy groupthink is necessary for survival, and anybody who deviates from the norm is an infidel worthy of death. To a Western ear the journalist`s tweet sounds fairly innocuous, but he might as well have tweeted that the prophet is burning in hell.

The controversial tweet sparked thousands of responses -- all of them without exception denouncing the young journalist.

Kashgari immediately realized he`s in danger of being executed, and he profusely apologized. The foolish young man will be tried in an Islamic court, and he should consider himself lucky if his sentence is anything short of death.

Tender are the mercies of Allah; how wonderful is the religion of peace -- how I wish that liberals who are too cowardly to speak out against the tyranny of Islam would be deported to a Muslim paradise like Saudi Arabia.

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