Truly we live in a moderate Muslim country. One year in the Federal pen for insulting Islam is pretty mild compared to a death sentence. I just hope Obama doesn’t become too radicalized by his association with his good friend Mohammed Morsi and begin handing out death sentences for Mohammed cartoons.
“The seven accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet,” Egyptian Judge Saif al-Nasr Soliman said Wednesday.
Or as Obama said, “The future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
The charges in Egypt included “intentionally committing acts to harm the unity of the country and peace of its land;” “calling to divide the country into small states on a sectarian basis and harming national unity;” and “using religion to promote extremist ideas resulting in religious division and disrespect [of] heavenly religion.”
Also known as the official program of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Sure we criticize Obama a lot and often justly. But it’s important that we also show our appreciation for living in a country that Obama described as “one of the largest Muslim nations in the world” where people who offend Islamic theocracy get sentenced to a mere one year in prison.
Can we conceive of any other Muslim leader showing such generosity and tolerance as to sentence a man who offended his faith to only one year in prison, without any additional beheadings or mutilations?
Obama may be a terrible leader by American standards, but compared to Assad, Erdogan, Morsi, Ahmadinejad and Karzai, he’s really not so bad.