Among the offending tweets was one posted on 5 April 2012 that read: "This muezzin finished the evening call to prayer in 22 seconds. Prestissimmo con fuoco! What's the hurry? A woman? A rakı drinking table?" In other tweets he quoted preachings on the afterlife attributed to an 11th century Islamic theologian and commented: "is heaven a brothel?" Tashlik has a good summary (scroll down for English) of the tweets.
Fazıl Say is a vocal critic of the government, which helped to attract extensive coverageof the outcome to his trial
in Turkey and abroad. There are three observations that can be drawn from his conviction.