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Jail time for Facebook criticism of Islam?

Palestinian blogger faces possible life sentence for insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad. 'Islam prevails in irrationality and ignorance,' he writes

Published: 11.11.10


A mysterious blogger who set off an uproar in the Arab world by claiming he was God and hurling insults at the Prophet Muhammad is now behind bars – caught in a sting that used Facebook to track him down.




The case of the unlikely apostate, a shy barber from the West Bank town of Qalqilya, is highlighting the limits of tolerance in the Western-backed Palestinian Authority – and illustrating a new trend by authorities in the Arab world to mine social media for evidence.



Residents of Qalqilya say they had no idea that Walid Husayin – the 26-year-old son of a Muslim scholar – was leading a double life.



Now, Husayin faces a potential life prison sentence on heresy charges for "insu

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Added: Nov-12-2010 
By: aydeo
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Tags: Palestinian blogger, Facebook, criticism, Islam, Jail
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