Sunday, June 21, 2009

Jordanian poet gets year in prison for using Quran

A Jordanian court has convicted a poet and sentenced him to one year in prison for using verses of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, in his love poems. The court said Sunday that Islam Samhan published his work without approval from the Jordanian government. Jordanian law bans publication of books that could be seen as harmful to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
Samhan was charged with slandering Islam by combining sacred words of the Quran with sexual themes.
(c) AP

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