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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:45 PM

Tunisians jailed for posting 'Naked Muhammad' cartoons

Officials in Tunisia say two bloggers have been jailed for seven years after posting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on the internet.

The Ministry of Justice said the men had put naked caricatures of the prophet on their Facebook accounts.

Activists have criticised the sentences and voiced fears that they could herald a clampdown on free speech.

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"They were sentenced... for violation of morality, and disturbing public order," said Chokri Nefti, a justice ministry spokesman.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17640207


Although I completely support Tunisia's sovereignty, I think it's quite extreme to imprison people for drawing cartoon images.

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Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:14 PM

1. Tunisians elected Islamists after their "Arab Spring" revolution. What the hell did they expect?

Of course liberals, intellectuals, religious minorities and more will be oppressed. Same as it ever was....

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Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:27 PM

2. Can you imagine what they would do for Mohammed stick figures on a sidewalk in chalk?

Of course, maybe stoning.

The whole thing is ridiculous.

Theocracies suck. They always have.

Mixing religion and politics/government is a terrible thing. Always. No exceptions.

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Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:33 PM

3. Waiting for the first "but Christians do the same thing so let's talk about them instead" post. n/t.

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