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Malawi’s Radio Islam Slapped With Fine For Saying “Jesus is not the Son of God”

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If the converse happened in a Muslim majority country and a Christian program was fined for saying Muhammad wasn’t the last prophet, you can be sure there would be spitting vitriol in the Islamophobic looniverse, whole seminars would be dedicated to the topic at Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation.

Interestingly when it comes to freedom of speech in this regard they are rather silent.

What if they were Muslim?:

Malawi’s Radio Islam punished for demeaning Jesus Christ

By Yankho Msukwa, Nyasa Times April 9, 2013 (NyasaTimes)

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) has slapped Radio Islam with a $625 (about K260, 000)  fine for denigrating the Christian religion, mostly stating that Jesus Christ is not the son of God.

Macra has imposed the fine on Radio Islam for breaching Clause 2(a) of the Third Schedule to the Communications Act and Clause 10.1.3 of its Licences by denigrating other religion beliefs.

“In January, 2013 Radio Islam aired a programme where they denigrated the Christian religion by among other things stating that Jesus Christ is not the Son of God and all people who follow him shall perish in hell.

“Upon hearing representations from Radio Islam, they admitted to have aired the program in breach of both the Communications Act and the Licence terms and conditions.

“Radio Islam has been warned before for the same conduct of denigrating other religious beliefs. Therefore, pursuant to Section 54(5)[c] of the Communications Act, the Authority has imposed the fine of $625 on Radio Islam which is a quarter of their Licence fees,” said Macra Director General, Charles Nsaliwa.

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  • Tanveer Khan

    I think you’re right.

  • Tanveer Khan

    Thanks Emir JSB 🙂

  • $600? seriously? 600!

  • That’s pretty much what it sounds like to me.

  • Pat will never disappoint those looking for crazy.

  • Just_Stopping_By

    Tanveer:

    From everything I have seen, you are already a good person. Of course, we can indeed all become better people by learning from each other. You are young and still have many lessons to learn, but you are clearly well along the right path.

  • Tanveer Khan

    So this is basically a blasphemy law right?

  • Tanveer Khan

    Youre probably gonna say no need to apologise but i dont care >:O I apologise. You’re right i should have checked. My laziness stopped me T_T

  • mindy1

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/04/10/pat-robertson-says-if-peace-occurs-between-israel-and-palestine-god-will-punish-america-video/ Pat Robertson acting an ass-again. on topic, this is nuts, free speech should be protected

  • Just_Stopping_By

    It’s the same name, but I don’t think that that site is connected with the Malawi radio station. I looked at the Malawi station’s website, http://www.radioislam.org.mw/, and it appears to be very local with perhaps no references to Jews as a group.

    I don’t mean to preach (much), but it would be unfortunate to have a suggestion floating around that a radio station or other organization might be one that displays some form of bigotry when a quick Google search can clear up any confusion. Better to take the time to do a little fact checking when possible.

  • Tanveer Khan

    Is this that anti semitic one?

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