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  Shvat 15, 5772 , 08/02/12

Saudi King Orders Columnist Arrested for 'Blasphemy'

King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Monday ordered the arrest of a Saudi columnist "for crossing red lines and denigrating religious beliefs in God and His Prophet," the London-based Al Hayat daily reported. Hamza Kashgari went into hiding following public and official outrage over tweets he made that were labeled "blasphemy" and "abuse of Prophet Mohammed."

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