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Utgiveren av Koranen oversatt til dari – et av to hovedspråk i Afghanistan – ble søndag arrestert etter anklager om ukorrekt oversettelse.

Ghows Zalmay ble arrestert da han forsøkte å flykte over grensen til Pakistan.

Det er skriftlærde som mener oversettelsen ikke er tro mot den arabiske originalen, særlig når det gjelder synet på homofili, tigging, alkohol og utroskap.

Begge kamre i nasjonalforsamlingen holdt hastemøter om saken. En senator mente Zalmay er verre enn Salman Rushdie.

Senators have called for Mr Zalmay and the translator, himself a mullah, to be punished.

One said Mr Zalmay was «worse than Salman Rushdie», whose book, The Satanic Verses, caused widespread outrage in the Islamic world.

Another said Mr Zalmay was under the protection of a foreign security company.

In the northern city of Taloqan 1,500 university students took to the streets in protest, while in the south-east province of Nimruz 1,000 local people, including several mullahs, took part in a demonstration. (bbc)
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«This is a plot against the religion of Islam, and no one will ever accept the book as the holy Koran,» daily Armaan newspaper quoted judge Abdul Salam Azimi as saying.

«The Supreme court has ordered an investigation into this matter and to bring the culprits before the court,» he said.(reuters)

Zalmay er tidligere journalist og for tiden talsmann for riksadvokaten.

Afghan Koran distributor arrested