The Islamic call to prayer is blasted from loudspeakers five times a day in Muslim countries. One can be subjected to the demonic noise as early as 3:15 a.m. in the Middle East. In the largest Muslim country in the world, if you complain about the volume, then you'll be thrown in jail:
An Indonesian Buddhist sentenced to 18 months’ jail for blasphemy after talking to a neighbour about the noise of a nearby mosque has lost a final appeal against her conviction, in a ruling human rights groups say sets a “frightening legal precedent”.
The decision comes just days before presidential and legislative elections in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, following a divisive campaign in which Islam has figured prominently.
Meiliana, 44, was found guilty in August of “provocative and hurtful statements” that caused a riot in the North Sumatran port town of Tanjung Balai in which a mob set fire to her home and a number of Buddhist temples in the worst race violence Indonesia has seen since the anti-Chinese Jakarta pogroms of 1998.
That's the nature of blasphemy laws. The overwhelming majority of people don't say anything critical of Islamic doctrine but with a few twists a simple statement can be made to sound deeply "offensive". A few examples:
It's so horrible that, even in the humid summer months, women have to cover their entire bodies with all-black clothing.
TWIST: The burqa is horrible. Ergo, Islam is bad. BLASPHEMY! GO TO JAIL.
It's inappropriate to force boys and girls to fast during the month of Ramadan. The poor souls shouldn't go without food and drink for the whole day.
TWIST: Fasting is wrong. Therefore, Islam is wrong. BLASPHEMY! GO TO JAIL.
It's so uncouth and unhygienic when Muslims dirty the streets with the blood of sacrificed animals during their Eid festivities.
TWIST: Sacrificing animals is disgusting. Hence, Islam sucks. BLASPHEMY! GO TO JAIL.
Of course, that's just the legal punishment. Before that, the halaal mob will burn your home and destroy your place of worship.
Welcome to Islam!
While she has so far served eight months for her crime, eight men convicted of destroying 14 Buddhist temples in the town were sentenced to average sentences of six weeks.