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Turkish pianist on trial for insulting Islam

A top Turkish pianist and composer is going on trial in Istanbul on charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter.

Associated Press
Published: 10.18.12, 11:47 / Israel News

The trial starts Thursday for Fazil Say, who has played with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony Orchestra and others. His tweets included one that joked about a call to prayer that lasted only 22 seconds.

 

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Say tweeted: `Why such haste? Have you got a mistress waiting or a raki (alcoholic drink) on the table?'

 

Islam forbids alcohol and many Islamist consider the remarks unacceptable.

 

 

 

 

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