Turkish authorities are investigating a theologian for publishing a book that prosecutors said distorted Islam.
“Upon a complaint filed by an ignorant who claims to be a Muslim, an investigation has been launched by the Anadolu public prosecutor over writings in my book This is Islam,” Cemil Kılıç tweeted on Thursday.
In a following tweet, Mr Kılıç also said that this was the third investigation launched since the publication of his book.
In a related development, an İstanbul prosecutor has launched an investigation into a Turkish actress who opposed the death penalty by tweeting about the “record number of rape incidents” in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina.
“If the death penalty was a solution, the lands of Medina would not break the record for rape incidents,” Berna Laçin tweeted on Tuesday.
In less than one hour, her tweet has been reteweeted by thousands of social media users.
According to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, the Anadolu Chief Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul launched an investigation into the actress for “insulting people’s religious values.”
According to Amnesty International, in 2017, Saudi Arabia was the third most prolific user of the death penalty worldwide after China and Iran.
İstanbul Anadolu Başsavcılığı tarafından kendini Müslüman sanan bir cahilin şikayeti üzerine İslam Bu kitabında da yer alan yazılarımızdan dolayı hakkımızda soruşturma başlatıldı. Kamuoyunun bilgisine sunarım. Allah yardımcımız olsun…
— Cemil KILIÇ (@m_cemilkilic) July 5, 2018