Dubai has a reputation of being modern and moderate, but it still enforces Sharia when it comes to matters such as women being raped (per Sharia, it’s their fault) and insulting Islam on Facebook. What is odd is that people were able to see this man’s Facebook posts at all, given the fact that Facebook itself does all it can to enforce Sharia and make sure that anything perceived as insulting Islam is censored.
The Indian resident has been charged with disrespecting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He even tried to flee the country.
A man is on trial for trying to flee the UAE after allegedly insulting Islam on social media.
The 31-year-old Indian electric welder is accused of posting messages – insulting Islam and disrespecting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – on Facebook on November 6, 2016, the Court of First Instance was told on Sunday.
Even though he deleted all the posts and details on his account shortly after, copies of the messages were obtained, translated and used as evidence by the Dubai public prosecution.
The complaint was filed on November 7 at Al Rashidiyah police station.
The accused was arrested two days later while trying to leave the country through Dubai International Airport. His mobile phone, allegedly used to post the messages, was seized.
He has been charged with disrespecting the Prophet (PBUH) online….