A woman who is mentally ill was not arrested and jailed for blasphemy after she took her dog into a mosque. The Indonesian woman was videoed entering a mosque and wearing her shoes while letting her dog run around last July.
– A woman entered a mosque with her dog.
– The woman has a mental condition.
– The woman was spared from spending time in jail because of her mental condition.
The woman added when she was inside the mosque that he is a Catholic and her husband was to be married in that mosque on the day she entered it with her doggo. The incident sparked anger because dogs are generally considered impure in the area.
The Muslim community wanted the woman to pay for what she did but a panel of judges said although she is guilty of blasphemy, she cannot be held accountable for her actions due to her mental condition. Per psychiatric examinations back in 2013, the woman was identified to have paranoid schizophrenia. She was supposed to spend eight months behind bars if the judges allowed her to serve her sentence.
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