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Kuwait Bans Sunni Cleric’s Show for Hate Speech

Kuwait has banned the television show of a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric over accusations that he instigated hatred with speeches and comments on social media, Reuters reported.

Kuwaiti Information Minister Sheikh Salman al-Humoud al-Sabah said an investigation was pending regarding the permission that was given Shafi al-Ajmi to broadcast on state television. The show was cancelled after the first episode aired on Monday.

Ajmi has gained fame by calling for the torture and killing of the Shiite Hezbollah fighters in Syria.

“The Ministry of Information does not approve of airing episodes for any individual who instigates hatred and promotes such rhetoric,” Sheikh Salman told local media.

Ajmi has nearly a quarter of a million followers on Twitter, and he airs his anti-Shiite commentary is shown on YouTube.

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One Response to “Kuwait Bans Sunni Cleric’s Show for Hate Speech”

  1. Tim Upham says:

    It shows how deep the Sunnite/Shiite split really is. Good thing the show was banned. Hate speech by anybody should not be tolerated by anyone or anywhere.

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