Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Turkish Woman Arrested For “Blasphemous” Picture

"A woman was arrested in Turkey this week after she posted a photo on Twitter of red-stilettoed feet standing on the Quran.

The unnamed woman in her mid-30s was taken into custody in Istanbul on Tuesday on suspicion of blasphemy and inciting religious hatred, Agence France Presse reported. She was released after questioning.

Police launched the investigation after the firebrand mayor of Ankara, Melih Gokcek, filed a legal complaint against her, according to Turkey's Dogan News Agency.” *

Jimmy Dore (, Brian Unger ( and Ana Kasparian ( discuss.

The Young Turks, 2014

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