Saudi sentenced for praising Jews

By JTA
November 15, 2005 20:48

A Saudi court sentenced a teacher to 40 months in jail and 750 lashes for praising Jews, a Saudi newspaper reported. Al-Madina newspaper reported that Mohammad Al-Harbi will receive the punishment for "dubious ideology, mocking religion, saying the Jews were right, discussing the Gospel and preventing students from leaving class to wash for prayer." Al-Harbi is expected to appeal.



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