The massacre of the Charlie Hebdo journalists and two policemen yesterday was, ostensibly, revenge because the satiric magazine insulted Mohammed and Islam.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has blasphemy laws with which they punish those who also insult Mohammed and Islam.
Thus, the IslamoNazis of Paris and the IslamoNazis of Saudia Arabia are working off the same playbook, which, you’ll be shocked to learn is, the Koran.
Those who are far more enlightened about Islam than we — scholars like Barack Obama, John Kerry, and Shepard Smith — have lectured us that the blood-thirsty Muslims who torture, kidnap, murder, rape, plunder, behead, and oppress in the name of Islam are not really Islamic.
Now all these liberal Islamic scholars have to do is head on over to Saudia Arabia (or Iran or Pakistan or Turkey or Malaysia) and let them know that their Islamic states are not practicing true Islam.
Yes, we’d love to see that conversation — which, no doubt, would end with the enlightened liberals being lashed to bloody ribbons by the, ahem, unIslamic Muslims.
A Saudi blogger who was sentenced last May to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes will be publicly flogged for the first time after Friday prayers outside a mosque in the Red Sea coastal city of Jiddah, a person close to his case said Thursday.
Raif Baddawi was sentenced on charges related to accusations that he insulted Islam on a liberal online forum he had created. He was also ordered by the Jiddah Criminal Court to pay a fine of 1 million Saudi riyals, or about $266,000.
Rights groups and activists say his case is part of a wider clampdown on dissent throughout the kingdom. Officials have increasingly blunted calls for reforms since the region’s 2011 Arab Spring upheaval.
He called from prison and informed his family of the flogging, due Friday, said a person close to the case. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity for fear of government reprisal, said Badawi was “being used as an example for others to see.”
H/T Weasel Zippers