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By Tom Fitton
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Topic - Hamza Kashgari
In America, sending the wrong tweet can mean embarrassment, ostracism or losing your seat in Congress. In Saudi Arabia, it can cost you your head.
Malaysia's government on Monday defended its decision to deport a young Saudi journalist who may face persecution at home for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter.
Over the weekend, a drama with potentially horrific consequences for freedom-loving Americans played out half-a-world away. A Saudi newspaper columnist named Hamza Kashgari was detained in Malaysia, reportedly on the basis of an alert by Interpol. "This arrest was part of an Interpol operation which the Malaysian police were a part of," Reuters quotes a Malaysian police spokesman as saying.
Somalia's extremist Shebab fighters have joined ranks with al-Qaeda, terror network chief Ayman al-Zawahri announced in a video message posted on jihadist forums on Thursday.
Hamza Kashgari is a 23-year-old journalist who wrote for the daily al-Bilad in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
"I view my actions as part of a process toward freedom," Mr. Kashgari said shortly before his arrest. "I was demanding my right to practice the most basic human rights - the freedom of expression and thought - so nothing was done in vain."