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Hamza Kashgari Cheats Death by Tweet

29 October 2013 5 Comments Email This Post Email This Post


Hamza Kashgari Cheats Death by Tweet

Last March, we cross posted the story from Wajahat Ali’s blog: Goat Milk: Death by tweet? How Hamza Kashgari’s fate will shape the face of Islam today. Arrested in February of last year, he spent 20 months in jail facing charges of apostasy and a possible death sentence for an “offensive” Tweet.

Kashgari is free at last, and expressed his joy to his supporters on social media:

“Good morning to hope…to souls which never die…thanks God.”  ~ Hamza Kashgari on Twitter

Saudi blasphemer Hamza Kashgari released from prison

By Katerina NikolasDigital Journal

Saudi Arabian writer Hamza Kashgari, 24, imprisoned since February 2012 on charges of apostasy for insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter , has been released from jail.

Hamza Kashgari’s lawyer Abdul Rahman Al Lahim, has confirmed that his client was released from prison on Tuesday morning, Emirates 247 reported. He has returned home where he was joyfully reunited with his mother.

Kashgari has used Twitter to inform his supporters of his release according to Sabq.

Following Kashgari’s arrest Digital Journal reported that many conservative hard-liners in the Kingdom demanded his execution. The writer went on to make a public apology in the form of a poem which was published last year.

News of Kashgari’s release has been met with delight by his supporters.



  1. i don’t know what is his tweet last time that’s makes him got sentences 20 month in jail ?

  2. “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,” he wrote in one tweet.

    “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,” he wrote in a second.

    “On your birthday, I shall not bow to you. I shall not kiss your hand. Rather, I shall shake it as equals do, and smile at you as you smile at me. I shall speak to you as a friend, no more,” he concluded in a third.

  3. what does this news gotta do with islamophobia ??

  4. WHy would anyone NOT be afraid of a religion that readily lends itself to an interpretation that allows people to be treated like this?

  5. ooshhc ilmanw

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