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Monday, 27 October 2008

Latest on Islam Samhan - October 27, 2008

by Suzan Abrams

I believe that the 27 year old Jordanian poet Islam Samhan whose poetry collection
Grace Like A Shadow is banned by the Government for allegedly insulting Islam in some of its verses that mix Koranic imagery with romantic feelings; is no longer at work from today as the death threats on his life and fears for his family's safety increase.
If convicted, there is a strong probability that the Islamic law in Jordan will force Samhan to divorce his pregnant wife and to never approach her or their toddler son again.

Islam Samhan's court case in Amman starts next Thursday.

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