by Raymond Ibrahim • Jun 22, 2012 at 4:56 am
Cross-posted from Jihad Watch
The true face of the “Arab Awakening’ continues to manifest itself. According to Al Sawt, prosecutors associated with Jordan’s Salafi movement have brought a lawsuit to the Sharia Court of Amman—a lawsuit being called “the first of its kind” in modern Jordan: they are charging a man with “apostasy from Islam.” Journalist and writer Salih Kharisat is accused of publishing an article in the media, which, according to prosecutors, “used expressions that indicate apostasy,” including rejection of the supernatural, “contempt for the Noble Koran,” and calls for universal humanism. The writer naturally denies these accusations and is calling for aid from the international community.