Reading between the lines: Jailing of Turkish blogger wasn't about religion
Judicial crackdowns on freedom of expression in Muslim countries, like the case of the Turkish pianist who was punished for anti-religious tweets, aren't always about religion.
An Istanbul court recently sentenced Turkish pianist Fazil Say to a 10-month suspended jail term. Following the ruling, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said, “Mr. Say is a great artist. We take pride in his works. But his remarks are of a kind that offends almost all people living in this country, and in my opinion, this is not freedom of thought. I see it as cursing at someone’s values …...
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