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Qatar prosecutes woman for sending .@WhatsApp insults

A female resident in Qatar has been prosecuted for sending insults via the mobile app WhatsApp, in the first case under the country’s controversial cybercrime law. The law prosecutes and targets crimes across digital platforms, from online fraud to social media.

The woman was sentenced in absentia late last month to six months in jail and ordered to pay a fine of $5,500 (QR20,000) for sending several messages to a man who arranged her accommodation. Allegedly upset because her landlord evicted her, she responded with insults, including a homophobic slur, according to news website Doha News.

According to the court’s verdict, as reported by Qatari daily newspaper Al Raya, the woman had also threatened to “have the man deported.”

The case is the first since the cybercrime law was formally introduced over a year ago. Critics of the law fear the new legislation may limit freedom of expression and speech, especially those of online publications.

The law could prosecute anyone who shares or publishes online content deemed harmful to the country’s “social values” or “general order.”

The legislation also stipulates fines and jail time for various offenses including hacking into government networks, online fraud and sharing child pornography.

The law, which was published in its entirety by the Qatari Al Raya newspaper, includes an article that specifically raises fears among journalists regarding its potential impact on freedom of the press and publication as well as commentary on social media.

The article reads: “Anyone who spreads “false news” online that could harm the state or its “general order” could now face up to three years in jail or a fine of up to QR500,000 [$137,309]”. It has also outlawed publishing anything that violates and reveals information related to someone’s personal life.

Until the law came into effect, content published online did not fall under any specific legislation. Law No. 8 of 1979 “On the Press and Publication,” otherwise known as the Press Law, still governs the Qatari media 35 years since it was first introduced.

Freedom of the press?

Shabina Khatri is the co-founder and Executive Editor of the online news publication Doha News. Established in 2009 as just a Twitter feed covering Qatar, Doha News is now a fully-fledged website covering breaking news, politics, business, culture and life in and around Qatar.

For the past few years, the publication has been able to cover some of the biggest stories in the small Arab Gulf state, including the tragic deaths of 19 people in a 2012 mall fire, 13 of them children. At the time, most of the national newspapers were silent on the incident as the story broke but Khatri, along with her team, were on the story as they vetted and confirmed tweets and information from citizen journalists. The national Qatar TV station and QBS Radio ran their usual broadcasts throughout the incident.

Khatri told Al Arabiya News that while the law may seem damning to press freedoms, it has been used in ‘limited fashion’ by the government.

“This makes sense, given reports that the legislation was drafted with the specific purpose of preventing insults to royal families in the region, who worried such talk could delegitimize their rule.”

But while the reasoning behind passing of the law may still be debated, the online news editor told Al Arabiya that the ambiguity of it all still has a “dangerously chilling effect.”

“The overly broad provisions still have a dangerously chilling effect on free speech, and remain on the books as a tool for prosecutors to silence anyone who says something that could violate the country’s ‘social values’ or ‘general order,’” she said.

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In recent times, Qatar has been attempting to forge a freer press with the establishment of a Journalism and Communications school at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) as well as the Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) that advocates for freedom of the press around the region.

A Qatari female senior student at NU-Q, said that cultural restraints may have played a factor in passing of the law. “Reputation is important in the Qatari culture and the law is intended in protecting people’s name at the cost of the truth… Qatar is following other Gulf states footsteps in limiting freedom of speech,” she said.

Abdulrahman al-Jufairi, a prominent Qatari lawyer, said that criticism of law is currently unwarranted as there was no existing law to combat misuse of technology and the Internet, therefore necessitating the passing of the new legislation.

Article 5 of the law prescribes up to “three years of prison and a fine of up to QR500,000 ($137,309) for anyone who creates or manages a website for a terrorist organization or spreads its ideology through the Internet or any other media that assists in communication among heads and/or members of terror organizations.”

“Unfortunately, we are also seeing terrorist organizations using the Internet for un-peaceful purposes like reaching out to young people in the name of Jihad. We are increasingly seeing this in our country and in our region,” Jufairi said.

7th Century Barbarians Saudi Arabia Threatens to Sue Anyone Who Compares Their Justice System to ISIS


Christine Rousselle/// Saudi Arabia is threatening to sue anybody on Twitter who says that their justice system is similar to ISIS. This threat came after it was announced that poet Ashraf Fayadh would be executed for apostasy–which is a capital crime in Saudi Arabia.

Apparently, Saudi Arabian authorities are upset that someone could read a story like this and determine that it sounds similar to the actions of the Islamic State.

From The Independent:

“The justice ministry will sue the person who described … the sentencing of a man to death for apostasy as being `Isis-like’,” a justice ministry source told newspaper Al-Riyadh.

The Kingdom is yet to identify the potential Twitter user, or specify a possible penalty.

“Questioning the fairness of the courts is to question the justice of the Kingdom and its judicial system based on Islamic law, which guarantees rights and ensures human dignity”, the source seemingly told the pro-government newspaper.

They claimed the Kingdom’s courts would not hesitate to put on trial “any media that slandered the religious judiciary of the Kingdom”.

An easy way for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to avoid comparisons to ISIS would be to not execute a poet (who claims to be a faithful Muslim) for supposedly renouncing Islam. Additionally, allowing the accused to have legal representation and a fair trial would also be generally regarded as “ensuring human dignity.”

Saudi Arabia is the only country that regularly carries out public executions. A total of 152 people have been executed in the country this year.


Islam, rape, and the fate of Western women

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 Muslim men rape non-Muslim women (and girls) in disproportionately high numbers in countries with growing Muslim minority populations. Rape of infidel women is part of Islamic law and Islamic tradition. As such, it’s been going on for centuries.

This article is about the current threat Muslim rapists pose to non-Muslim women. In order to keep this article to a reasonable length, the focus is on the rape epidemic in Europe, but suffice it to say rape jihad is a gruesome reality the world over.

Perhaps there is no European country where rape has reached epidemic proportions as it has in Sweden, a country now known as the “rape capital” of Europe. Sweden ranks Number 2 on the global list of rape countries. From 1975 to present, rape in Sweden has increased 1472%. Based on this model, it is now projected that one in four Swedish women (and sometimes little girls) will be raped. Rape of men and boys is also on the rise.

Making this nightmarish situation worse, the authorities hide what’s going on, make outlandish excuses for it, and/or side with the rapists. Dhimmitude has taken hold. Few, if any, will state the truth: that the majority of rapes in Sweden are committed by Muslim males.

Of note, a large number of Muslim rapists are under the age of 18 and, if brought to “justice,” receive exceedingly light sentences (even lighter than the absurd non-punishment adults receive) because they are considered juveniles. And so they are released back onto the streets in a flash. To commit more rape. Related to this issue is the fact that many Muslim men in Sweden are classified as “unaccompanied children” when they arrive.

The sickness that has taken over Swedish culture is so shocking that in one case where a Somali Muslim was found guilty of raping a dying woman to death (which is horrific enough), the judicial system refused to send him back to Somalia because they determined he would be just as much a risk to women in Somalia as he would be to women in Sweden. And so Swedish women were disregarded out of deference to Somali women.

(To learn more about the rape epidemic in Sweden see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

But Sweden is not the only European country where rape has become commonplace. Importing Muslims en masse has taken a toll across the continent. With the recent avalanche of young Muslim males sweeping across Europe, violence is rising even further. Including rape.

In the United Kingdom rape is occurring on such a massive scale that women no longer feel safe taking a taxi cab. Meanwhile, Muslim child sex trafficking gangs have become so pervasive it is estimated there may be as many as one million victims. One million! It has been referred to as rape on an “industrial scale.” And how has this massive attack against non-Muslim girls in the United Kingdom been addressed by the authorities? They’ve covered up the truth, often blaming the victims. Political leaders, the police, the courts, the media. You name it. They’re overflowing with cowards, leaving children to suffer the unthinkable horrors of kidnapping, torture, and rape.

(To learn more about rape, including child sex trafficking operations in the UK, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

In Holland, sex trafficking gangs run by Muslim men are also on the rise. In Germany, rape committed by “asylum seekers” is skyrocketing as rape by Muslim men is explained away as “cultural misunderstandings.” So to avoid such “misunderstandings” girls are told to cover up lest they draw attention to themselves and be raped.

In Austria, women are feeling the impact of this current avalanche of Muslim invaders, as when a 72-year-old woman was recently raped by a 17-year-old “asylum seeker.” In France, gang rape is on the rise. As with the rest of Europe, if the rapists are brought to trial they barely serve time for their heinous crime. In Spain, the situation is so dire that women don’t leave their house after dark for fear of being raped by Muslim men.

In Denmark, more than half of convicted rapists are Muslims. In Norway, there has been a dramatic spike in rapes. In Oslo, 10% of females over the age of 15 have been raped by Muslim men with Muslim men guilty of 100% of the rapes against Norwegian women. Rape in Oslo is now so common that hotels hand out key chain alarms when people check in and increasingly Norwegian women only go out in groups. As is the case throughout the West, anyone who speaks the truth about this is labeled a “racist.”

(To learn more about rape jihad across Europe, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

Meanwhile, in the face of this savagery, our political leaders, the media, academics, Muslims, feminists, and/or garden variety lemmings assert that Islam respects women, that it does not sanction the mistreatment of women, and/or that Western culture is a rape culture on par with ISIS. But no matter how persistently or how deeply these fools keep their increasingly vulnerable heads in the sand, it will not change reality. Quite the opposite. By denying the truth, these liars, apologists, and moral relativists fuel violence, rape, torture, enslavement, and death.

We must (more than) make up for the damage they inflict. So let us get about the task of educating others to make sure this reality does not take hold in America. Let us do our part to make sure that women and girls in the United States do not wind up victims of rape jihad.

Huge hat tips: Counterjihad Report, Pat Condell, Atlas Shrugs, and Gatestone Institute, with additional hat tips to: Jihad Watch, The Conservative Papers, Creeping Sharia, The Glazov Gang, and Ruthfully Yours