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Thursday, May 03, 2012

The Messenger: Kuwait introduces death penalty for anti-Islamic blasphemy

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"Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Jamal Ahmad Al-Shihab confirmed Thursday that the government would not reject the anti-blasphemy bill.

In press statements following the National Assembly's session for approving the bill, Al-Shihab said respecting religions and religious symbols does not contradict international conventions. "Freedom of expression does not mean defaming or offending sanctities of nations," Al-Shihab said.

He also noted the bill has not contradicted previous fatwas, religious edicts, of the Fatwa Committee of the Ministry.
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