Thursday, February 23, 2006

Hurt feelings a criminal offense

A German court on Thursday convicted a businessman of insulting Islam by printing the word "Koran" on toilet paper and offering it to mosques.

The 61-year-old man, identified only as Manfred van H., was given a one-year jail sentence, suspended for five years, and ordered to complete 300 hours of community service, a district court in the western German town of Luedinghausen ruled.

[..] The maximum sentence for insulting religious beliefs under the German criminal code is three years in prison.
HT: Nealenews