Free speech has taken a lot of hits in the United States and Britain recently, with liberals attempting to police words, decorations and customs which they do not agree with.
But after hearing this story, our brand of American freedom to worship and express ourselves doesn’t look so bad.
The Muslim government of Tunisia has sentenced a British citizen, the musician Dax J, to a year in prison for remixing a prayer into a piece of dance music. Not only was the young man arrested, but after his Tunisian concert-performance of the track made it to social media, the nightclub was closed down by authorities.
“We will not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred,” said Mnaouar Ouertani, governor of Nabeul.
Dax was charged with “offending public morality” and “public indecency.” Thankfully, he was able to flee the country before sentencing was passed down.