Mauritania has delivered its first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960, ordering capital punishment for a Muslim man who wrote an article deemed blasphemous of Islam.That last point, the one about revival: was it necessary, strictly speaking, after the death sentence? Go figure.
Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, a man in his late 20s, fainted when the ruling was read out late Wednesday in a court in Nouadhibou in the northwest of the country, a judicial source told AFP.
He was revived and taken to prison.
And re the somewhat mad Caliph-to-be:
A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested in central Turkey for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by accusing him and his ruling party of corruption, local media reported on Thursday.Well, the boy should consider himself lucky, I suggest. In a few years he wouldn't be able to get out of it that easy.
The boy is now facing up to four years in prison if convicted on the charge.
P.S. During preparation of this post a few printing errors succeeded to creep into the text. The management is aware of the fact and is working diligently on the correction process.
Update: The boy was released, praise Erdogan!