Saturday, September 16, 2017

Robert Spencer: Dubai man jailed for insulting Islam on Facebook loses appeal - Jihad Watch

About Robert Spencer

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies). Coming in November 2017 is Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.

Dubai man jailed for insulting Islam on Facebook loses appeal

In the enlightened West, people aren’t arrested or jailed for criticizing Muhammad. They’re just excoriated as racist, bigoted Islamophobes, and shunned by all decent people, and concerted efforts are made to deny them access to all means of communication. Everyone the world over agrees that Muhammad, alone of all human beings, must never be criticized.
“Dubai man jailed for insulting Islam on Facebook loses appeal,” by Marie Nammour, Khaleej Times, September 12, 2017:
An electricity welder, sentenced to one year in jail on the charge of insulting Islam on social media, has lost his appeal in court.
The Court of First Instance convicted the 31-year-old Indian worker in May of disrespecting and insulting Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him) in posts he shared on Facebook.
Even though he deleted all the posts and details on his account, shortly later, copies of the messages were obtained and used as evidence by the public prosecution in the case against him.
The primary court then sentenced him to one year in prison and ordered him to pay a Dh500,000 fine – to be deported afterwards. He filed an appeal as he denied the charges on the grounds his account had been hacked but he lost the appeal after the court upheld the earlier ruling.
Public prosecution records show the defendant tried to flee the UAE shortly after posting the messages….