Al Jazeera Owner has Poet Jailed for Life for Insulting Him

Obama: “I locked up a guy who made a movie about Mohammed.” Emir: “That’s nothing, I locked up a poet who insulted me.”

Remember this the next time Tom Friedman or some other media talking head praises Al Jazeera and its tyrannical owner, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, for their commitment to openness or freedom of speech.

This is what openness looks like in the Qatari tyranny.(Religion of Peace)

Qatar has sentenced poet Mohammad Ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami, who was arrested for allegedly inciting to overthrow the government and insulting the emir, to life in prison, Doha News reported Thursday.

Ajami has a week to appeal the sentence, which was handed down unmotivated after a trial that Amnesty International, which is calling for his immediate release, said was held in secret, and in which the defendant was not allowed legal counsel.

What did Mohammad Ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami do to offend the Emir of Qatar, who controls Al Jazeera?

While we understand that the poem recited by Ibn al-Dheeb included passages which could be construed as insulting to the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, there is no evidence to indicate that he has gone beyond the legitimate exercise of his right to free expression. In addition, while these passages may constitute a violation of Article 134 of the Qatari Penal Code, which provides for five years’ imprisonment for criticism of the Emir, this provision of the law violates freedom of speech standards under international law.

Oh, but don’t worry. The best joke of this tale is yet to come.

 On May 12 2012, in Middelburg, the Netherlands, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani collected the Roosevelt Foundation’s Freedom of Speech and Expression Award on behalf of Al Jazeera, the news channel that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani set up in 1996.

The Roosevelt Institute was created by merging the FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt foundations, and the Roosevelt Institute with the Four Freedoms Foundation. The first of the Four Freedoms is Freedom of Speech and Expression.

According to its self-description; “The Roosevelt Institute is a progressive non-profit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas.”

But it could have been worse. This is how Mohammed, the founder of Islam, treated a female poet who offended him.

After Asmar bint Marwan, a female poet, composed verses mocking Mohammed, Mohammed proclaimed, “Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter?” Because the Prophet of Islam had no problem raping 7 year old girls, but was too cowardly to take on an adult woman.

Umayr Ibn Adi came to her in the night and entered her house. Her children were sleeping around her. There was one whom she was suckling. He thrust his sword in her chest till it pierced up to her back. Then he offered the morning prayers with the prophet at al-Medina. The apostle of Allah said to him: “Have you slain the daughter of Marwan?” He said: “Yes. Is there something more for me to do?” He [Muhammad] said: “No. Two goats will butt together about her.”

And after the cowardly murder of a sleeping woman, everyone was really impressed by Islam.

That was the first day Islam became powerful among B. Khatma; before that those who were Muslims concealed the fact. The first of them to accept Islam was `Umayr b. `Adiy who was called the “Reader”, and `Abdullah b. Aus and Khuzayma b. Thabit. The day after Bint Marwan was killed the men of B. Khatma became Muslims because they saw the power of Islam.

Religion of Peace.

Final joke. Qatar is the terror state that is the prime mover behind the Arab Spring.

  • Parenthetical Phrase

    This photography is revolting. It sends chills down my spine — it's so scarey (although it might send a thrill up Chris Matthews' leg). I hope and pray that someone in the Gulf states is paying attention and cares. This is outrageous.

  • Mary Sue

    Ugh, now I know how Hilary's brain got washed. She said she got all her news from Al-Jokezero, didn't she?

    • jakespoon

      M.S.,maybe she's a closet muslim,too.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    According to its self-description; “The Roosevelt Institute is a progressive non-profit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas.”

    Yes, the "progressive" values of those who are willfully deceived.

  • Anamah

    Incredible one of them is the president of the USA!

  • JacksonPearson

    Obama says:
    "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit."

    Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support." (Yet he avoided saying ”the future does not belong to all those other groups, just the people who slander the pedophile prophet of Islam)

  • Horace

    The morons are watching TV. They are not listening to Daniel Greenfield. They dont want to hear about anything disturbing. The Emir read that stuff about Obama and the choir master in Rev. Wright's church and the bathhouses in Chicago and all and has something in mind. Barf up a lung. The prophet is waiting for the Emir to come on down, with all his intolerant gang of cutthroats, to enjoy the hot weather.
    The future of the murderous and intolerant belongs to the evil one.

  • Horace

    The Roosevelts were happy allies of Stalin the murderer. They were as communist as they could get away with in the USA of the time. They didn't give a toot about freedom of anything except advancing their lefty agenda.

  • kishke

    "this provision of the law violates freedom of speech standards under international law."

    Who cares about internationa law? Not I.

  • ali

    Daniel, you are zionist who hate muslims anyway. Go job in lying and twisting things as you guys are know for. Why dont you tell the story of Asmar bint Marwan accurately that she incited violence against Prophet Muhammad and wanted him killed. Isn't the USA doing the same thing now with those who speaks against it? Why dont you condemn that?
    For those interested in the facts about Asmar (of course Daniel is not is not one them) go here:'Asma'_bin

  • Qwerty

    You filthy, ignorant pig- go educate yourself on the marriage between Mohammed pbuh, the greatest man to walk the earth, and his wife before you write a load of cr**. We all know its you people who are the peadophiles.