“Moderate” Indonesia gives “messiah” five years in prison for “blasphemy”

“The verdict is another indicator of rising discrimination against religious minorities in Indonesia,” as Sharia gains more influence. Islamic apologists in the West constantly claim that Sharia is so multiform and diverse as to defy characterization, yet everywhere it’s implemented it looks essentially the same.

“Indonesia’s Sentencing of ‘Son of God’ Adds to Alarm Over Crackdown,” by Jon Emont, New York Times, March 9, 2017:

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Back in his days as a badminton coach with the Indonesian national team, Ahmad Mushaddeq traveled the world on the state’s dime. But after he became the spiritual leader of a back-to-the-land organic farming movement on the island of Borneo, regarded by his followers as the messiah who succeeded Muhammad, the government locked him up for the second time on charges of blasphemy.

Also published on Fenixx.org

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