Man jailed for insulting Aisha

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A BAHRAINI court has jailed a man for two years for making insulting comments about one of the Prophet Mohammad’s wives, the latest such case highlighting sectarian tension in the Gulf.

The daily al-Wasat reported that a man had insulted Aisha, a revered figure for Sunni Muslims, in comments online.

“The accused made comments that were so morally filthy and depraved the tongue could not pronounce them, and they slandered Aisha,” the newspaper said.

Tensions between Sunnis and Shiites in Muslim countries are often ignited by such issues.