Knowing how “tolerant” Islam can be at the very best of times, I guess in many ways I expected it would come at some point, but in the end the crime I was booted out of the public Facebook forum was for “talking” about it in another Facebook group. Yes indeed, I can hear you gasp in awe at the truly hideous nature of my crime. OK, so what the story here?
A very brave Saudi Arabian blogger, Raif Badawi (pictured above), was sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes for the (from the viewpoint of the Saudi authorities) hideous crime of starting a progressive website. It contained ideas that truly frightened and terrified them, for example religious tolerance and women’s rights, and so they came down hard on … Read more Saudi Atheist Facing 10 Years in Jail and 1,000 Lashes for Blasphemy Receives Prize from Reporters Without Borders