Kuwait is usually held up as one of the moderate Arab states, not as extreme in pursuing rigid Islamic laws. But its parliament has just passed a law that makes blasphemy in the form of cursing god or Mohammed or even any of his wives an offense punishable with the death penalty. If the emir of Kuwait consents, which he has not done yet, it becomes law.
Right now there is a man on trial in Kuwait on charges that he insulted Mohammed. This happened before the new law was passed. If found guilty, his sentence would be 10 years under the old law but some are already calling for his death.
Once again, those who pander to religion succeed because those who oppose these ridiculous measures fear being tarred as being against religion. This mentality is what gives the extremists the upper hand.
If Muslims think about it, this shows that they worship a pretty puny god that needs human beings to respond in their slow way to insults against him. If he cares so much about being insulted, why not take care of it himself instantly?