Gawker
Date: 2012-02-11
Author: Danny Gold

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Author, Danny Gold
Mentioned, Salman Rushdie
Mentioned, Asylum
Mentioned, The Wall Street Journal
Mentioned, The Daily Beast
Mentioned, Twitter
Hamza Kashgari, a writer from Saudi Arabia, thought he was simply tweeting a few observations about his love and respect for the Prophet Muhammad. Instead, he might have been securing his own death sentence. The furor started last week when the 23-year-old tweeted a few seemingly innocuous things about the Prophet in celebration of His birthday. The tweets, reported by the Daily Beast, are as follows: On your birthday, I will say that I have loved the rebel in you, that you've always been a source of inspiration to me, and that I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you. On your birthday, I find you wherever I turn. I will say that I have loved aspects of you, hated others, and could not understand many more. O...(read more)
... Hamza Kashgari, a writer from Saudi Arabia, thought he was simply tweeting a few observations about his love and respect for the Prophet Muhammad. Instead, he might have been securing his own death sentence. The furor started last week when the 23-ye ...


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