onsdag, oktober 22, 2008

Poet citerar koranen = tre års fängelse

En nyhet från den moderata muslimska
staten Jordanien.....
AMMAN, Jordan – Jordanian police arrested a
local writer Tuesday for incorporating verses
of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, into his
love poetry, a judicial official said.
The poet, Islam Samhan, published his collection
of poems, "Grace like a Shadow," without the
approval of the Jordanian government, and
authorities say it insults the holy book, the
official said.
If convicted, the poet could face up to three
years in jail.
Jordanian writers and artists urged the government
in a collective petition to immediately release the poet,
saying the arrest is a "retreat in the freedom of
expression," and called for an end to the "oppression
of freedom and intimidation practiced against