Het voorstel werd aangenomen met 41 voorstemmers en 6 tegenstemmers. Het wetsvoorstel moet nog wel worden goedgekeurd door Koeweit's emir Amir Sabah Al-Ahmad Sabah, die het voorstel moet bekrachtigen voordat het wet wordt, schrijft The Times of Israel
Member of Parliament Ahmad Lari, one of the six who voted against the law, told Al-Arabiya that he did not oppose the idea of severely punishing blasphemers, but that he merely disagreed with the ambiguous wording of the bill. MP Salah Ashour, however, said the law contradicted Islamic Sharia law, and that it was bad for Islam’s image. The law also prescribes the death penalty for those who curse the Prophet’s wives or claim prophetic abilities. “Today, we lead the world through this law,” MP Faysal Al-Muslim told Kuwaiti establishment daily Al-Watan.Het M-woord en het A-woord in een negatieve context kost je dus de kop in koeweit. Is vrede.
“It is a triumph for the Prophet to execute those who harm him and his wives, and especially Aisha the pure. Cursing them shames us all.” Endowments Minister Jamal Shihab told Al-Watan that the government does not intend to block the law, and will act to implement it. A Kuwaiti citizen was arrested in the past for mocking the prophet and his wife on Twitter, Al-Arabiya reports, but could not be tried under existing Kuwaiti law.