Want to blaspheme?
You can’t do it in the country of Jordan or they’ll come after you.
The Jordanian government has ruled that electronic communication like websites will be subject to the country’s Press and Publications Law, prohibiting speech that insults religion, according to reports from the region.
Doesn’t matter if it’s a news article, blog post, text message, Tweet, or Facebook status update.
This means your Tweet might get you to prison. Some others said for example if you did not [log in] to your facebook account for about a week and someone commented in your fan page or profile and the comment contained [a] word that can be punished by the law you will be subject a fine or be prosecuted by the law.
Jesus H. Allah, that’s frightening. As the excerpt says, the new law leaves the door wide open for one enemy to plant blasphemous messages on another, in a way that the “victim” will get punished for it.
I wonder if any Jordanians are brave enough to do what Atheist Ireland did and publish blasphemous quotations on a public website. Certainly, the consequences for Jordanians would be much more severe…