Fazil Say (musician)

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Artist: Fazil Say

Year: 2012

Date of Action: June 2012

Region: Middle East

Location: Turkey

Subject: Religion, Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Internet "Internet" is not in the list (Commercial Advertising, Dance, Design, Installation, Journalism, Literature, Mixed Media, Music, Online, Painting, ...) of allowed values for the "Has medium" property., Public Speech

Confronting Bodies: The Turkish Government

Description of Artwork: "Say wrote a tweet mocking the muezzin, a person who leads the call to prayer in a mosque. 'The muezzin finished the azan in 22 seconds. What’s the rush? A lover? A raki table?' he asked. He also retweeted a verse attributed to the 11th-century poet Omar Khayyám: 'You say rivers of wine flow in heaven, is heaven a tavern for you? You say two houris await each believer there, is heaven a brothel to you?'" [1]

The Incident: Say wrote the tweets, which had been re-tweeted by numerous other people, in April. He is now facing charges for insulting Islam.

Results of Incident: The trial is set to begin on October 17.


Faizil Say's website: http://fazilsay.com/