MUBARAK - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Freed from mental ward, atheist gets death threats <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Freed from mental ward, atheist gets death threats</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE FAUL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T08:05:02.723-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 08:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lagos, Nigeria • A Nigerian atheist released from the mental ward to which his Muslim family committed him by force said Thursday he is getting death threats for blaspheming against Islam. Mubarak Bala, a 29-year-old chemical process engineer, said he is in hiding in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria where Shariah law holds and some interpretations have blasphemy punishable by death. “People are threatening me, I mean life-threatening threats,” he told The Associated Press in a telephone int...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581459382014-07-03T08:05:02.723-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T08:05:02.723-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:05:02 MDT