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Monday, December 24, 2012

SAUDI WRITER ARRESTED FOR ANTI ISLAMIST TWEETS


 Prominent Saudi intellectual and writer Turki Al Hamad has been arrested upon direct orders from the kingdom’s interior minister, Saudi media reported. Saudi media has reported that the writer had been arrested following an order by Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef following tweets criticising Islamists.
According to the media sites it was a particular tweet that landed him in hot water which called for the “correction” of Islam. Saudi site Sabq reported that the interior minister felt “severe displeasure at the slander” of the Prophet and directed the authorities to immediately detain him.

SOURCE
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-intellectual-arrested-1.1123329

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