Monday, January 15, 2007

The Joke's On You

A court in Casablanca has given two Moroccan journalists suspended sentences of three years for defaming Islam and breaching public morality. The journalists' weekly magazine, Nichane, had published an article entitled How Moroccans laugh at religion, sex and politics.

The journalists said the jokes they published were in common usage. The prosecutor had urged sentences of three to five years, saying journalists must balance liberties and responsibilities.

Their article had featured jokes about God, the prophets and the Moroccan king, which deeply insulted many ordinary Moroccans and their religion, says the BBC's Richard Hamilton in Casablanca.

It's amazing how thin-skinned Omnipotence can be and how diligently human beings must protect him from... ink.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent last words!


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