Om poeten Hamza Kashgari, han som nu riskerar att bli dödad för tre tweets om Mohammed.
Hamza Kashgari Mohamad Najeeb (often Hamza Kashgari, Arabic: حمزة كاشغري; born 1989) is a Saudi poet and a former columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper al-Bilad. In 2011, he was on a Mabahith watchlist of pro-democracy activists. He became the subject of a controversy after he was accused of insulting Muhammad in three short messages published through the Twitter social networking service. King Abdullah ordered that Kashgari be arrested "for crossing red lines and denigrating religious beliefs in God and His Prophet." [sic] Kashgari left Saudi Arabia, trying to seek political asylum in New Zealand. On February 12, 2012, he was deported from Kuala Lumpur back to Saudi Arabia and a Malaysian High Court injunction against his deportation was issued.De tre Twitter-meddelandena:
Det här påminner mig om att jag borde skriva ett längre inlägg om hur fantastiskt bra vi ändå har det i Sverige, historiskt sett, om än inte relativt vad som vore möjligt ifall folk hade andra politiska preferenser.
- On your birthday, I will say that I have loved the rebel in you, that you've always been a source of inspiration to me, and that I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you.
- On your birthday, I find you wherever I turn. I will say that I have loved aspects of you, hated others, and could not understand many more.
- On your birthday, I shall not bow to you. I shall not kiss your hand. Rather, I shall shake it as equals do, and smile at you as you smile at me. I shall speak to you as a friend, no more.