Woman arrested in Tunisia for faking Quran


Robert Spencer

Amna Al-Sharqi has dared to take up this challenge, albeit unwittingly:

“And if you are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to our servant, then produce a sura like it.” (Qur’an 2:23).

“Say, ‘If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce anything like it, even if they were to act as each other’s assistants.’” (Qur’an 17:88)

In any case, this is yet another look at where the U.S. and the rest of the West is heading.

The New Arab times in its report titled ‘Tunisia arrests young woman who made up fake Quran verses about coronavirus’ said:

Tunisian authorities have arrested a young woman for publishing fake verses of the Quran about the novel coronavirus.

Amna Al-Sharqi will be investigated by the Tunisian public prosecution, El Bashayer reported, for posting a text on her Facebook page entitled “Surah Corona”.

Al-Sharqi sparked outrage on social media for the fake verses and even received death threats.

Tunisian public opinion was reportedly divided, with a majority demanding Al-Sharqi be tried for the “desecration of the Quran”, according to El Bashayer.

A minority of Tunisians voiced the opinion that her act falls under freedom of expression.

Al-Sharqi confirmed that she had received death threats for writing the text.

She said on Facebook that what she had published was not a distortion of the Quran, stressing that it did not include the word “God” or “religion”.


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