Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Algerian court acquits Christian couple for crime of offending Islam by lunching during Ramadan

Aren't they nice! That's really a nice thing to do. To arrest and drag them into court and threatened to lock them up for 3 years, for eating during Ramadan ~ while Christian and then letting them go. How nice!! Isn't that nice!

It is crazy that Muslims could be locked up for eating during Ramadan ~ it is even crazier that Christians could have been accused of any crime at all ~ to with eating during the Islamic month of fasting.

There is your freedom in Islam for you. 2 more cases pending. They aren't finished being nice yet!

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Judicial officials say an Algerian court has acquitted two recent converts to Christianity on trial for offending Islam by eating lunch during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The officials said the court in Ain El Hammam in the eastern Kabylie region on Tuesday threw out the case against Hocine and Salem Fallek. A state prosecutor had sought a three-year prison sentence.

Police caught the couple — both construction workers — off-guard and arrested them while they were having lunch on Aug. 12.

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During Ramadan, devout Muslims abstain from food and drink between dawn and sunset, and Algerian law considers it an "offense to the principles of Islam" to eat during the day.

Two similar court cases are pending.

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