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Islam in the News - April 2013

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Turkey: World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say convicted for 'insulting Muslim values'
The charges relate to tweets from April last year, including one where he said: “I am not sure if you have also realized it, but all the pricks, low-lives, buffoons, thieves, jesters, they are all Allahists.”...}}
 
{{Quote|{{cite web quotebox|url= http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2013/09/20/Turkey-blasphemy-pianist-Fazil-Say-sentenced-10-months_9330461.html|title= Turkey: blasphemy; pianist Fazil Say sentenced to 10 months|publisher= ANSAmed|author= |date= September 20, 2013|archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/6JmkA6Ygu|deadurl=no}}|World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say, who was sentenced to 10 months in prison for blasphemy in April, was again sentenced to 10 months by an Istanbul court today in a retrial, Hurriyet online reports quoting Dogan News Agency.
 
Say had received a suspended 10-month prison sentence on charges of "insulting religious beliefs held by a section of the society," for re-tweeting several lines, which are attributed to poet Omar Khayyam. Say's lawyers had demanded his suspension be canceled. His demand had been accepted by the court, and the court had paved the way for Say to be re-tried...}}
====Syria: Western backed rebels attack helicopter carrying food supplies, behead the pilots then grill them====
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