A young saudi writer, Hamza Kashgari, has fled the country for fear for his safety after receiving many death threats through the social media (twitter, youtube, facebook...etc.) Hamza is now detained by the Malaysian government after the King of Saudi Arabia requested his extradition to Saudi. We beg of you to help us with all you can to prevent his extradition to Saudi, as this may threaten his life.
The story started on Saturday, when Hamza wrote three tweets on the event of the Prophet Mohammed Birthday (considered a religious day, albeit one frowned upon by the Wahhabi establishment).
Anger quickly exploded on twitter with people claiming how offensive these tweets were to the prophet (insulting the prophet is crime punishable by death in islamic law) Within the same day Hamza had deleted the tweets and apologized if his tweets offended anyone, and expressed that he only meant good. The next day, with death threats mounting, Hamza issued a letter of full repentance, renouncing all his former beliefs that he was accused for. link: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/fp0ie3
After that he fled Saudi, managing to beat the warrant for his arrest by a few hours. He remained free as of my last contact but was eventually detained by Malaysian authorities. The issue has gotten public in Saudi since the beginning through many popular religious figures calling for his prosecution and more and calling for people to send telegrams to Prince Naif and Prince Salman complaining that something must be done.
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