August 02, 2012
Arab Spring! "Moderate" Islamists Propose Outlawing Blasphemy
I'm told by liberals, multiculturalists, and social relativists that so-called "moderate Islamism" is the hope of the Arab world. Apparently the Tunisians didn't get the memo:
The ruling moderate, Islamist party Ennahda proposed a new bill that would ban blasphemy in Tunisia, yesterday August 1. In an interview with Shems FM, Habib Khedher, a member of Ennahda and the Constituent Assembly, stated that violators of the law could be sentenced to up to two years in jail, while repeat offenders could be sentenced to as many as four years in prison.
According to a report by the Associated Press, the new law is proposed by Ennahda, and would make “insults, profanity, derision, and representation of Allah and Mohammed,” illegal.