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posted 28 November 2007 08:20 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nov 28, 2007 08:11 AM
Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey – A Turkish prosecutor has launched a probe into whether a book by best-selling atheist writer Richard Dawkins is an attack on religious values – a move that could lead to the prosecution of the book's Turkish publisher.

Publisher Erol Karaaslan said Wednesday he would be questioned by an Istanbul prosecutor on Thursday as part of the official investigation into Dawkins' book, "The God Delusion.''

Karaaslan could face trial and up to one year in prison if the prosecutor concludes that the book "incites religious hatred" and insults religious values, Milliyet newspaper reported. Karaaslan is both the publisher and translator of the book.

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posted 28 November 2007 03:25 PM      Profile for Pearson's Fan     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I heard about that.....interesting it came out of Turkey.
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