Man charged with ‘insulting Islam’ in Dubai over Facebook post on Isis violence in Iraq – Middle East

Dubai: looks glitzy, but you are really in the seventh century

An Indian man has reportedly been charged with “insulting Islam” in Dubai over a Facebook post.

The 41-year-old man, who has not been named, has appeared before the Court of First Instance in the United Emirates (UAE), the Khaleej Times reported.

He allegedly made the offending comments in conversations and posts on the social network in July last year, after watching a video about the escalating violence in Iraq as Isis swept through the country…

…Article 312 of the country’s penal code lists crimes including “abuse towards any of the rituals or practices of Islam” and “insulting any of the recognised religions”…