Sunday, February 12, 2012

Moderate Malaysia deports Saudi blogger back home, calls for his death after tweet insulted Muhammad

His execution is almost certain, unless international pressure is applied, and fast.  Malaysia also needs to be held accountable if anything happens to Hamza Kashgari, they knew what would happen to him if sent back, as they are also an Islamic country using sharia as their basis for legal decisions.

His fate is uncertain at this time, your prayers are asked for in his time of need.

From Reuters/Yahoo Feb 12 by Stuart Grudgings

Malaysia deports Saudi blogger behind Prophet Mohammad tweets

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia deported a Saudi Arabian blogger on Sunday, police said, despite fears voiced by human rights groups that he could face execution in his home country over Twitter comments he made that were deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad.
Hamza Kashgari, a 23-year-old columnist, sparked outrage in the oil-rich kingdom with comments posted on the Prophet's birthday a week ago that led some Islamic clerics to call for him to face the death penalty.
Kashgari fled the country, but was arrested by police in majority-Muslim Malaysia on Thursday as he transited through Kuala Lumpur international airport.
"The Saudi writer was repatriated to his home country this Sunday morning," a police spokesman told Reuters. "This is an internal Saudi matter that we cannot comment on."
Malaysia has a close affinity with many Middle Eastern nations through their shared religion. The Southeast Asian nation is also a U.S. ally and a leading global voice for moderate Islam, meaning that the decision to extradite Kashgari is certain to be controversial.
"Saudi clerics have already made up their mind that Kashgari is an apostate who must face punishment," Christoph Wilcke, senior Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement on Friday.
"The Malaysian government should not be complicit in sealing Kashgari's fate by sending him back."
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