Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hamza Kashgari forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia by "moderate" Malaysia

Multiple media sources (see links below) are reporting that Hamza Kashgari has been extradited from Malaysia back to Saudi Arabia.

On Saturday, February 4th, Kashgari posted three tweets that were officially ruled to constitute "blasphemy" and the order for his arrest came from both the highest Islamic authorities in Saudi Arabia and from the King himself. Kashagari fled for his life and had hoped to receive asylum in New Zealand, but he was arrested when at Kuala Lumpur airport, where he was to make a connecting flight to New Zealand. As soon as they had Kashgari in custody, Malaysian authorities contacted the Saudi government and began the extradition process.