The law and politics of blasphemy, religious freedom, secularism, and more . . .
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Blogger in Palestine in Arrested for Blasphemy
The New York Times has a long article about a Palestinian blogger in the West Bank who has been arrested and detained for several weeks on suspicion of blasphemy. The blogger, Waleed Hasayin, is suspected of promoting atheism and spoofing the Koran. According to the article, a trial could be conducted under a 1960 Jordanian statute that prohibits the defamation of religion.