Worldwide known Pianist Fazil Say was sentenced for being an atheist. Turkey is going to the middle age step by step.

Here is the link of the grim, shameful news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22151212 

World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say has been given a suspended 10-month jail sentence for insulting Muslim values.

An Istanbul court found Say guilty over a series of posts on the social networking site Twitter.

Say was not in court for the sentencing. But he denied the charges, saying they were politically motivated.

The case renewed concern about the influence of religion on politics in Turkey.

Pointing to the prosecution of several artists and intellectuals for voicing their views, critics have accused the governing AK Party of undermining Turkey's secular values and pandering to Islamists.

Prosecutors had brought the charges against Mr Say last June. He could have faced a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison.

The indictment against him cited some tweets, including a retweet by Mr Say which says: "I am not sure if you have also realised it, but if there's a louse, a non-entity, a lowlife, a thief or a fool, it's always an Allah-ist."

Mr Say has previously said he was "amazed" at the charges.

Mr Say, 43, has played with the New York Philharmonic, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and others, and has served as a cultural ambassador for the EU.

 

Tags: Fascism, Fazil, Islam, Say, freedom, intolerance, of, speech

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The indictment against him cited some tweets, including a retweet by Mr Say which says: "I am not sure if you have also realised it, but if there's a louse, a non-entity, a lowlife, a thief or a fool, it's always an Allah-ist."

His Tweet is very true. Turky is going from a Secular nation to an Islamic hell hole thanks to Erdogan and his cronnies. 

--- Islam returned to its "roots" in the 12th century CE. It has never left the medieval.

I wonder how much of his arrest has to do with him being famous just to prove a point. Would an average citizen suffer the same sentence?

WOW, thank you he is amasing 

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