In the latest ripple of Motoon responses, a group in Jordan is taking up “lawfare” to punish the evil Danes for their blasphemous deeds.
Jordan is not a free country, so one presumes that such an initiative has the full approval of the king and the regime.
According to ANSAmed:
An Amman-based activists group filed today a lawsuit at a Jordanian court against Danish cartoonist and newspapers that published controversial cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad, according to activists.
The group “Prophet Mohammad Unites Us” presented its case to Amman prosecutor before its high profile members, including members of the parliament and prominent politicians, gave their testimonies.
The lawsuit, the first of its kind in Jordan, will seek punishment for the newspapers that published the cartoons as well as the cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, said Zakaria Sheikh, founder of the group. “We want the newspapers to come and give their testimonies,” he added.
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Lawyers involved in the law suit said they will base their legal arguments on international convention for political and civil rights, which the kingdom signed in 2006. The lawsuit also outlined that Jordan’s press and publications law and the penal code do punish for publishing material that provoke religious sentiments, said Sheikh.
“According to the law, we are able to prosecute any one outside the kingdom who published material on the internet and had influence inside the kingdom,” said Sheikh.
The group spearheaded a campaign to boycott Danish and Dutch products for allowing the publication of material deemed insulting to Islam. Thousands of Muslims around the world took to the streets to protest against the cartoons, which associate Islam with terrorism and mocks its religious figures.
Hat tip: insubria.