Petition for you to sign: Saudi Arabia is about to behead a 21-year-old man and then crucify him

[The details below come from an email I have been sent. Having verified the details, I’m happy to promote the petition and encourage you to also sign it] Saudi Arabia is about to behead a 21-year-old man and then crucify him to display his body in public. This same country was just chosen to head … Read more Petition for you to sign: Saudi Arabia is about to behead a 21-year-old man and then crucify him

Saudi Arabia, Human Rights and the UN … some shocking news

You would perhaps expect Saudi Arabia to be facing considerable pressure from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but apparently not. Let’s first make this abundantly clear … The Mandate and goal of the UNHRC is that it is … a United Nations System inter-governmental body whose 47 member states are responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around … Read more Saudi Arabia, Human Rights and the UN … some shocking news

Atheism explodes in Saudi Arabia, despite state-enforced ban

A recent article in Salon reports on the rising tide of disbelief in Saudi Arabia … In this country known as the cradle of Islam, where religion gives legitimacy to the government and state-appointed clerics set rules for social behavior, a growing number of Saudis are privately declaring themselves atheists. The evidence is anecdotal, but … Read more Atheism explodes in Saudi Arabia, despite state-enforced ban

Saudi official: Criminalize vilification of religious symbols

Saudi Arabia is once again doing what they do best, which is to basically roll human rights back into the dark ages. As reported … Saudi Arabia has reiterated its call on the international community to criminalize any act vilifying religious beliefs and symbols of faith as well as all kinds of discrimination based on religion. … Read more Saudi official: Criminalize vilification of religious symbols

Teaching “Proper Islamic Principles” to counter the extremists… would it really work?

Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, an Iislamic scholar of Sufism and also a politician in Pakistan, has written an article in the UK’s Guardian in which he suggests that “Teaching proper Islamic principles will help stem extremism”, he writes … Radical ideology depends upon a framework of (distorted) theological reference points and scriptural justifications. It is here that appropriate intervention can … Read more Teaching “Proper Islamic Principles” to counter the extremists… would it really work?

True Political Integrity … Sweden’s foreign minister

By its very nature the cut and thrust of politics is to some degree about compromise, but for some things compromise really should not an option. There might indeed be squabbles about how much to borrow and spend, and what to spend it on, so sorting out such conflicting interests is where compromise is perhaps wholly appropriate, but … Read more True Political Integrity … Sweden’s foreign minister