Tuesday, 20 January 2015

His Only Crime Was Blogging

If you are going to post cartoons of Muhammad, you may get killed by fanatics. If you live in Saudi Arabia and criticize senior religious figures and suggest that the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University has become a 'den for terrorists' then you might very well get sentenced to 1,000 lashes, 50 given every Friday for 20 weeks.

Raif Badawi is a Saudi blogger and is in prison receiving a flogging along with 10 years and a heavy fine. Some people (no world leaders) have expressed outrage that he is being punished for merely speaking but it's Saudi fucking Arabia, it isn't civilised so what did he expect?

"As soon as a thinker starts to reveal his ideas, you will find hundreds of fatwas that accused him of being an infidel just because he had the courage to discuss some sacred topics. I’m really worried that Arab thinkers will migrate in search of fresh air and to escape the sword of the religious authorities."

Terad Badawi, holding a picture of his father. 

The bloke wrote about freedom away from brutal (religious) regimes and how secularism respects everyone while religion keeps cuntries (including Saudi Arabia) in the third world. While he doesn't support Israel occupying any Arab cuntries he doesn't want it replaced with a crazy religious state... I thought it was already one.  "States which are based on religion confine their people in the circle of faith and fear." 

He condemned 9/11 and is ashamed that it was his nation which supplied those terrorists and that Saudi wasn't attacked by anyone yet it disrespects the beliefs of others.  

A cleric on the TV  called for astronomers to be punished on the grounds that they encouraged skepticism about sharia law, Badawi had a field day with that. 

"Actually, this venerable preacher has drawn my attention to a truth that had been hidden from me and my dear readers – namely, the existence of the so-called “Sharia astronomer”. What a wonderful appellation! In my humble experience and in the course of my not inconsiderable research into the universe, its origins and the stars, I have never once come across this term. I advise NASA to abandon its telescopes and, instead, turn to our Sharia astronomers, whose keen vision and insight surpass the agency’s obsolete telescopes. Indeed, I advise all other scholars the world over, of whatever discipline, to abandon their studies, laboratories, research centres, places of experimentation, universities, institutes etc. and head at once to the study groups of our magnificent preachers to learn from them all about modern medicine, engineering, chemistry, microbiology, geology, nuclear physics, the science of the atom, marine sciences, the science of explosives, pharmacology, anthropology etc. – alongside astronomy, of course. God bless them! They have shown themselves to be the final authority with the decisive word in everything, which all mankind must accept, submit to and obey without hesitation or discussion."

This is a normal, decent bloke who lives in a fucked up cuntry and he isn't allowed to be heard. All the while the west ignores what Saudi are doing because we're one of their top customers for oil and they are our ally.
Saudi Arabia, inflates oil to $100 a barrel for 10 years and when it drops to $40 a barrel they restrict production, it's well past time to shake these losers off our ass. 

Badawi's second lot of lashings were postponed as his wounds from last week were still raw and open .... ya think? So hungry for blood Saudi beheaded a woman on the streets of Mecca .... their holy city.

Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim, a Burmese woman who lived in Saudi Arabia, was dragged through the streets then held down by four police officers.

She was convicted of the sexual abuse and murder of her seven-year-old step-daughter. It is alleged that she stuck a brush shaft into the child's genitals and beat her to death. A very odd crime for a woman to commit and it's not as if the Saudi judicial system is just, especially where women are concerned.

The woman screamed, “I did not kill!” and “this is unjust!” before the guy in the white dress hacked off her head, taking 3 strikes to do so. Sometimes the person being beheaded gets doped up but it didn't look like they did that here. 

But it's ok cos  at the Charlie Hebdo rally where world leaders linked their arms in solidarity and a photo op, people like the Saudi Ambassador to France turned up to show his nation's stand for freedom of speech.

Pope Francis didn't go because he believes in violence, he was quoted as saying, "If you insult my mother you can expect a punch."  

What he means is that the freedom of expression is a fundamental right but it does not mean that we should insult the beliefs of others .... bollocks sir! Ideas don't need rights, people do. I and anyone else should be allowed to criticize the beliefs of others if they are unjust (Catholicism) and oppress others (Catholicism) and if you choose to take offense because I call you a homophobes misogynist then maybe .... just maybe you are one.

Your mother is not a man created set of crazy ass beliefs, try to keep fact separate from fiction. That right there says a lot. I suppose you support honour killings too and raping women for being in the presence of a man who is not her husband.

Yer mother was a hoor who was so drunk all the time she kept dropping you on yer head and gave you lead paint to lick .... I shall await a time and place for my punch fanny boy. I will have to defend myself with as much force as I deem necessary and I sir, can quote Die Hard movies so watch it. 

Religions and beliefs do not need protection, people who suffer because of them need protection.

Raif Badawi needs protection. Charlie Hebdo and Raif Badawi are the same except the former mostly caused a stir for increased sales but the idea is the same. It may be that it's a man's mouth that often gets his nose broken but that doesn't mean it was fair to do it.

You should only resort to violence to defend yerself and others .... not the sainted memory of their mother or yer hurt feelings but defend their person from harm. Yes Pope, Charlie Hebdo were asking for it but they didn't deserve it and nor does Raif Badawi.   

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