Jakarta governor Ahok found guilty of blasphemy

Source: Al Jazeera

Outgoing Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Purnama sentenced to two years in jail over comments he made during political campaign.

Purnama was found 'convincingly guilty of committing blasphemy' [Bay Ismoyo/Reuters]
Purnama was found ‘convincingly guilty of committing blasphemy’ [Bay Ismoyo/Reuters] The Muslim Times has a large collection of articles to refute Blasphemy Laws

An Indonesian court has found Jakarta’s outgoing Christian governor guilty of blasphemy against Islam.

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday in a south Jakarta courtroom over comments he made regarding what he believed to be the misinterpretation of certain verses of the Quran.

As hundreds of protesters gathered outside calling for the maximum penalty to be given, Dwiarso Budi Santiarto, the presiding judge, told the court that Purnama was “convincingly guilty of committing blasphemy”.

Purnama has denied wrongdoing, though he apologised for comments he made last year criticising his opponents’ use of the Quran in political campaigning suggesting to Muslim constituents that they cannot be governed by a person of another faith.

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5 replies

    • Sorry but the guy did blaspheme in a sarcastic way, I personally agree with the judges. He said to people that their salvation “properly is not true” that deserves punch in th face if your a figure for a community.

      • There is no punishment for blasphemy in the Qur’an for your information. Also, who is a human to sit in Allah’s place to decide whatever he said was blasphemy.

        Let Allah deal with him as He knows the secrets of all hearts – NOT MERE HUMANS!

        The day that Muslims get this fact into their heads, they’ll learn tolerance and will be following their religion properly, Insha’Allah.

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