Where the "Right Not to Be Offended" Will Lead Us

From Reason: (emphasis added)

Actress Veena Malik was sentenced this week to 26 years in prison by a Pakistani court for reenacting her wedding with her husband on a morning TV show. Her husband, Asad Khattak, as well as Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, the owner of Geo TV, which aired the program, and Shaista Whidi, who hosted it, all received 26 year sentences as well.

The program caused controversy when it first aired several months ago, leading the TV station to run apologies in Pakistani newspapers. The court primarily objected to the use of religious music in the mock wedding. "The malicious acts of the proclaimed offenders ignited the sentiments of all the Muslims of the country and hurt the feelings, which cannot be taken lightly and there is need to strictly curb such tendency," the court ruling said.

  • Onlooker from Troy

    Insane

  • Matthew Slyfield

    "ignited the sentiments of all the Muslims of the country and hurt the feelings, which cannot be taken lightly"

    Of course it cannot be taken lightly. A disturbingly high percentage of Muslims have a tendency to express their hurt feelings with explosives.

  • J_W_W

    Wow, and I thought that our system was overly aggressive on improperly using music in a video.