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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nablus man arrested for "cursing God"

A case of road rage has turned into an arrest for cursing God.

Two motorists were in a heated argument in Nablus. As they screamed at each other, a crowd gathered, and they all heard one of the men curse God in his anger.

The police were called, and the man was arrested. Under Article 273 of the Jordanian Penal Code No. 16 of 1960, the penalty for this crime is 1-3 years in prison.

A police spokesman said that anyone who insulted Allah or one of the prophets or religions is committing a serious act, one that would raise the ire of citizens, because of the sensitivity of the religious issue.

I can't wait to see the first arrest for someone insulting the divine religion of Judaism!