Saturday, February 11, 2012

If you don’t have anything nice to say, say it on Twitter

A Saudi journalist is in trouble for a controversial tweet:

Interpol has been accused of abusing its powers after Saudi Arabia used the organisation’s red notice system to get a journalist arrested in Malaysia for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

Police in Kuala Lumpur said Hamza Kashgari, 23, was detained at the airport “following a request made to us by Interpol” the international police cooperation agency, on behalf of the Saudi authorities.

Kashgari, a newspaper columnist, fled Saudi Arabia after posting a tweet on the prophet’s birthday that sparked more than 30,000 responses and several death threats. ...

Reports suggest that the Malaysian authorities intend to return him to his native country.

Malaysia is a country whose approach on asylum-seeker policy Tim Blair seems to think Australia ought to follow.

(via Tim Blair)

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Anonymous Jacob said...

I should point out that the "say it on twitter" gag was quipped by one of Adam Hills' guests on a recent edition of In Gordon Street Tonight. (Wish I could remember the guy's name.)

11/2/12 8:53 PM  
Anonymous selena gomez said...

nice bro

15/2/12 1:23 AM  
Anonymous sunny leone said...

gret dude

16/2/12 5:41 PM  

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