Here’s yet another example of an atheist being arrested for blasphemy, this time in Kuwait, though the man who has been arrested is Egyptian. His friends call him Ben Baz, but his full name is Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz. He has a blog, written in Arabic, about religion and secularism. Michael Nugent has the details:
Abdel Aziz Mohamed Albaz, also known as Ben Baz, is a 27 year old Egyptian atheist, with a degree in commerce, working in Kuwait, who blogs about secularism and religion.
Ben Baz was arrested two weeks ago on charges of blasphemy. A hearing has been scheduled for 28 February.
Kuwait’s legislature passed a harsher blasphemy law last year, with death for Muslims and 10 years in prison for non-Muslims convicted of it, but the ruling Emir vetoed it. Such laws are inherently barbaric and unjust. A Facebook page has been started to advocate for Baz’s freedom.
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