Issues of Translation in Muslim Countries


Best-seller "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins has been translated and published in many languages, and now as a result, Turkish prosecutors are considering whether or not the Turkish publisher should be charged with blasphemy and "insulting Turkishness".

The investigation follows controversy about free speech in Turkey after Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk went on trial in 2005 over comments about historic abuses in Turkey.

Publisher Erol Karaaslan could go on trial if the prosecutor concludes the book incites religious hatred and insults religious values, and faces up to one year in prison if found guilty, Milliyet newspaper reported. Story from The International Herald Tribune.