An Indonesian man was jailed for 30 months after writing “God doesn’t exist” on his Facebook page.
Alexander Aan, 30, was imprisoned on Thursday for sharing explicit material about the Prophet Mohammed online.
He started an atheist group on Facebook on which he shared comic strips of the prophet having sex with his servant, a court in western Sumatra heard today.
He was found guilty of ‘deliberately spreading information inciting religious hatred and animosity’, presiding judge Eka Prasetya Budi Dharma told the Muaro Sijunjung district court in western Sumatra.
Aan also uploaded three articles on his Facebook account, including one describing the prophet being attracted to his daughter-in-law.
‘Under the Electronic Information and Transactions law, we sentence him to prison for a length of two years and six months,’ Dharma said.
‘What he did has caused anxiety to the community and tarnished Islam.’