(Gospel Herald) A Christian man in Algeria who suffers from poor health was sentenced to five years in prison and slapped with a hefty fine after allegedly blaspheming Islam and Prophet Muhammad in a social media post.
49-year-old limane Bouhafs, who converted to Christianity in 1997, was arrested in July after taking to Facebook to post a message about the light of Jesus overcoming the "lie" of Islam and its prophet. He also published photos showing the execution of a civilian by an Islamist terrorist, according to World Watch Monitor.
In the conservative Muslim country, the penal code for "blasphemy" provides for a penalty of three to five years in prison, along with a heavy fine against anyone convicted of insulting Islam and Muhammad. Bouhafs was given the maximum sentence.
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