Jordan arrests poet accused of insulting Islam

Oct 21, 2008 Full story: The Associated Press 53

Jordanian police arrested a local writer Tuesday for incorporating verses of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, into his love poetry, a judicial official said.

The poet, Islam Samhan, published his collection of poems, 'Grace like a Shadow,' without the approval of the Jordanian government, and authorities say it insults the holy book, the official said.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Samhan was charged with harming the Islamic faith and violating the press and publication law for combining the sacred words of the Quran with sexual themes.

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#1 Oct 22, 2008
What an insecure religion islam is.
human

West Monroe, LA

#2 Oct 22, 2008
Anti-Jihad wrote:
What an insecure religion islam is.
Talk about restrictions man Muhammad worshipers would be attacking Kufirs like Muhammad worshipers were rabied pitbuls and the kufirs were cats if Kufirs dared place such resrictions on muslims.
Anti-Jihad have you noticed that islam is like the kkk and we are like the black jews?
KG-J

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Oct 22, 2008
I do believe the expression "HOLY CRAP" applies.

Is it any wonder that muslims prefer to live in the west?

Is there something in the (zam zam) water that makes these muslims stupid?

poor fella

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#4 Oct 22, 2008
Know Islam, No Freedom.
No Islam, Know Freedom.
BeeKeeper

Liverpool, UK

#5 Oct 22, 2008
Wilberhum wrote:
Know Islam, No Freedom.
No Islam, Know Freedom.
Red sky at night, shepherd's delight
Red neck in the morning, Islamophobe warning.

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#6 Oct 22, 2008
BeeKeeper wrote:
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Red sky at night, shepherd's delight
Red neck in the morning, Islamophobe warning.
That's funny, thanks.

I thought a "Shepherd's Delight" was a tight ewe.
Counter-Striker

Montréal, Canada

#7 Oct 22, 2008
BeeKeeper wrote:
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Red sky at night, shepherd's delight
Red neck in the morning, Islamophobe warning.
So you are trying to say that Islamophobes should be questioned not Islamofascist that violates your rights and freedoms?

You don't care if the poet gets executed, punished or imprisoned for expressing his thoughts in public?
Ian

Sheffield, UK

#8 Oct 22, 2008
Black sky at night, it's still night
BeeKeeper wrote:
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Red sky at night, shepherd's delight
Red neck in the morning, Islamophobe warning.
Counter-Striker

Montréal, Canada

#9 Oct 22, 2008
Anti-Jihad wrote:
What an insecure religion islam is.
They try to secure Islam with Islamofascist laws of apostasy and blasphemy.
human

West Monroe, LA

#10 Oct 22, 2008
Counter-Striker wrote:
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They try to secure Islam with Islamofascist laws of apostasy and blasphemy.
This is true!
Counter-Striker

Montréal, Canada

#12 Oct 22, 2008
KG-J wrote:
I do believe the expression "HOLY CRAP" applies.
Is it any wonder that muslims prefer to live in the west?
Is there something in the (zam zam) water that makes these muslims stupid?
poor fella
That's why they move to Western countries because they are democratic, safe and stable. After awhile in Western countries, they sill can't get rid of the itch to conduct a jihad as the Qura'an pollutes their mind.
human

West Monroe, LA

#13 Oct 23, 2008
Counter-Striker wrote:
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That's why they move to Western countries because they are democratic, safe and stable. After awhile in Western countries, they sill can't get rid of the itch to conduct a jihad as the Qura'an pollutes their mind.
My friend your very well educated on islam but actually many muslims real motive for moving to the west is to islamisize the west its there soul agenda, Like missionarys of islam .
Alen

Liverpool, UK

#14 Oct 23, 2008
Anti-Jihad wrote:
What an insecure religion islam is.
[Quran : 2:62] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

God tells us to allow people to have the choice to believe or disbelieve.

[18:29] Proclaim: "This is the truth from your Lord," then whoever wills let him believe, and whoever wills let him disbelieve..........

[10:99] Had your Lord willed, all the people on earth would have believed.* Do you want to force the people to become believers?

[2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.

[88:21-22] You shall remind, for your mission is to deliver this reminder. You have no power over them.

[109:1-6] Say, "O you disbelievers. "I do not worship what you worship. "Nor do you worship what I worship. "Nor will I ever worship what you worship. "Nor will you ever worship what I worship. "To you is your religion, and to me is my religion."

[2:148] Each of you chooses the direction to follow; you shall race towards righteousness. Wherever you may be, GOD will summon you all. GOD is Omnipotent.

[ 25:57] Say, "I do not ask you for any money. All I seek is to help you find the right path to your Lord, if this is what you choose."

[ 73:19] This (Quran) is a reminder; whoever wills, let him choose the path to his Lord.

[74:35-37] This is one of the great miracles.A warning to the human race.For those among you who wish to advance, or regress.

[76:29] This is a reminder: whoever wills shall choose the path to his Lord.
KG-J

Phoenix, AZ

#15 Oct 23, 2008
I don't think many muslims actually read the quran, mostly I see they follow hadith, thinking it's quran.

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#16 Oct 23, 2008
Alen wrote:
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[Quran : 2:62] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
God tells us to allow people to have the choice to believe or disbelieve.
[18:29] Proclaim: "This is the truth from your Lord," then whoever wills let him believe, and whoever wills let him disbelieve..........
[10:99] Had your Lord willed, all the people on earth would have believed.* Do you want to force the people to become believers?
[2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
[88:21-22] You shall remind, for your mission is to deliver this reminder. You have no power over them.
[109:1-6] Say, "O you disbelievers. "I do not worship what you worship. "Nor do you worship what I worship. "Nor will I ever worship what you worship. "Nor will you ever worship what I worship. "To you is your religion, and to me is my religion."
[2:148] Each of you chooses the direction to follow; you shall race towards righteousness. Wherever you may be, GOD will summon you all. GOD is Omnipotent.
[ 25:57] Say, "I do not ask you for any money. All I seek is to help you find the right path to your Lord, if this is what you choose."
[ 73:19] This (Quran) is a reminder; whoever wills, let him choose the path to his Lord.
[74:35-37] This is one of the great miracles.A warning to the human race.For those among you who wish to advance, or regress.
[76:29] This is a reminder: whoever wills shall choose the path to his Lord.
Whatever has this got to do with islam being an insecure religion ?
Counter-Striker

Montréal, Canada

#18 Oct 23, 2008
KG-J wrote:
I don't think many muslims actually read the quran, mostly I see they follow hadith, thinking it's quran.
I don't think many infidels know about political islam. They only know about the religion. Islam is more than a religion, it was built for Arab imperialism with the Quranic text copied from Jewish and Christian sources.
KG-J

Phoenix, AZ

#19 Oct 24, 2008
If muslims can't stand up to this kind of stupidity, it will continue for another 1400 years, and, they'll keep running to the west to live in safety.

CS, quran was given to the worst of the worst...it hasn't helped.
Wake up

UK

#21 Oct 25, 2008
Guys!
Islam has been used and abused in the arabic/ 3rd world countries for decades now to suit/ assist undemocratic corrupt regimes that have been traditionally supported by the west (e.g Saddam who was our best buddy in the region until recent events) in turn to assist in our control of the region.
The people are suffering (freedom, finincially, health etc..)and they happen to be mostly muslim, that doesnt mean it is islam's fault. Ultimately it is the people that have to change things... unfortunately easier said by us sitting in the safety of our homes/ cafe's than in countries where people don't have basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted.
If you read about islam u r going to find it very tolerant and simillar to christianity and judaism but this is not empasised as it is better to keep people divided by focusing on differences so that we fear and distrust one another...keeps things under control
Extremists dont help and exist on both sides. And remember our distant and not so distant acts that made us even more hated now than ever
Instead of hating people/religions try to understand roots of the problem and think what would you do if you where in some one elses shoes.
Wake up

UK

#22 Oct 25, 2008
Counter-Striker wrote:
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I don't think many infidels know about political islam. They only know about the religion. Islam is more than a religion, it was built for Arab imperialism with the Quranic text copied from Jewish and Christian sources.
And u know that for a fact? unbeleivable!! So funny
infidel

Wallingford, PA

#23 Oct 25, 2008
islam is a joke! The price of crude is goin' down! The so called holy men (oil sheiks) love the stripper clubs in the USA.(South beach).

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