It is one of the heaviest religious convictions in recent years in Malaysia. A Malaysian man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad on social networks, police said on Saturday.
Some observers have noted that over the past years, the tolerant version of Islam practiced traditionally in Malaysia is being eroded by the growing influence of radical Muslims.
The convicted man, known only under his Facebook username ‘
Anti-religious activity is punishable by two to five years in prison in Malaysia.
The misuse of communication networks entails a maximum sentence of