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Turkish pianist under investigation for 'offending' tweets about religion

A Turkish pianist and composer is under investigation for making offensive Tweets towards Islam.

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Apr 12, 2012 1:56 pm

You gotta love social networking. It seems to manage to get everyone into trouble at some point or another. This time it has landed a Turkish pianist under investigation for possibly making statements that are offensive to Islam and, additionally, statements that are offensive to Judaism and Christianity.

 

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Since the Tweets have since been deleted, here is what Zaman reports:

 

[quote]Say sent controversial tweets questioning whether heaven in Islamic belief is like a brothel or pub because the Qu'ran says there are rivers of drinks and houris [very beautiful women] in heaven for those who commit good deeds while they are on earth.

 

Say also tweeted about a muezzin who recited the evening call for prayer in 22 seconds, questioning whether he was in a rush to reunite with his lover or go to the rakı table.[/quote]

 

The prosecutor of Turkey is investigating Say for breaking Penal Code Article 216. That portion of the penal code carries a 6-month to 3-year penalty if convicted. The Turkish pianist studied at the Robert Schumann Institute in Düsseldorf, and has over 67 compositions attributed to him.

NEWS SOURCES:Thenextweb.com

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