Man Jailed In Turkey For Using Name Of Allah On Twitter

A Mathematics teacher in Turkey has been jailed after using the nickname of Allah on Twitter, which mocked Islam in a “humiliating” way.

The man, known as Ertan P, used the nickname “Allah C.C” on Twitter.
C.C. is an abbreviation of the Arabic phrase ‘Celle Celaluhu’ which means, “[Allah’s] glory is so almighty.”

Prosecutors in the eastern province of Muş alleged he was “writing harmful content” for including the name of God and the Prophet.

The court rejected his defence, that his Twitter account was hacked.

Court documents revealed he was charged with “humiliating the religious values accepted by a part of the people”, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

“The suspect has accepted the use of the nickname and the posts, but in order to avoid the crime, he said posts could have been written after the account was hacked.”

“It is understood that this claim is unfounded and the investigation files prove him guilty as charged.”

The man was jailed for 15 months.

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