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Malaysia: Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari deported
12 Feb 2012
BY MARTA COOPER

Malaysian authorities have deported a Saudi journalist accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed on Twitter, it was reported today. Newspaper columnist Hamza Kashgari fled Saudi Arabia after tweeting a mock conversation between himself and the prophet Mohammed last week that sparked thousands of responses, including death threats. He was arrested and detained upon his arrival in Malaysia last Wednesday. Insulting the prophet is considered blasphemous in Islam and is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia.

2 responses to “Malaysia: Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari deported”

  1. […] 12 February Malaysia deported a young Saudi journalist named Hamza Kashgari where he is to face charges of blasphemy, an offence […]

  2. Deported where to? Not back to KSA, I hope. He needs sanctuary in some safe country.