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Saudi Arabia, Just Sentenced A Palestinian Poet To Death — Crime: Being An Atheist

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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:21 PM
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Oh look, our civilized ally in the Middle East is again so fairly dispensing Sharia justice. So, his crime was being an Atheist (which means renouncing Islam which is a Death Sentence in SaudKillistan.

Why do we deal with this brutal POS regime? I would not shed a tear if these sorry excuses for civilized humans were removed from power (to be gentle about my wording).

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Fayadh harmed no one, however, the religious police of Saudi Arabia sentenced him to death on Tuesday for his choice of words.

According to the Guardian, the religious police first detained Fayadh in August 2013 after receiving a complaint that he was cursing against Allah and the prophet Muhammad, insulting Saudi Arabia and distributing a book of his poems that promoted atheism.

“They accused me [of] atheism and spreading some destructive thoughts into society,” said Fayadh. He said that the book, Instructions Within, published in 2008, was “just about me being [a] Palestinian refugee … about cultural and philosophical issues. But the religious extremists explained it as destructive ideas against God.”

Adam Coogle, of Human Rights Watch, said Fayadh’s death sentence showed Saudi Arabia’s “complete intolerance of anyone who may not share government-mandated religious, political and social views.”

Coogle is correct, Fayadh is not alone in his persecution. The Saudi regime is a violent and merciless group of killers. To this date, they have far surpassed ISIS in removing the heads of people who oppose them.

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David Batty
Friday 20 November 2015 05.40 EST
A Palestinian poet and leading member of Saudi Arabia’s nascent contemporary art scene has been sentenced to death for renouncing Islam.

A Saudi court on Tuesday ordered the execution of Ashraf Fayadh, who has curated art shows in Jeddah and at the Venice Biennale. The poet, who said he did not have legal representation, was given 30 days to appeal against the ruling.

Fayadh, 35, a key member of the British-Saudi art organisation Edge of Arabia, was originally sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes by the general court in Abha, a city in the south-west of the ultraconservative kingdom, in May 2014.

But after his appeal was dismissed he was retried last month and a new panel of judges ruled that his repentance did not prevent his execution.

“I was really shocked but it was expected, though I didn’t do anything that deserves death,” Fayadh told the Guardian.

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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

And the Saudi's are the head of human rights for the U.N, oh my...



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: NateTheAnimator
a reply to: infolurker

And the Saudi's are the head of human rights for the U.N, oh my...


That is such a joke. Any legitimacy the UN thought it may have had went out the window when they started appointing tyrant regimes to their Human Rights Councils.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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Saudia Arabia, our ally......

If only he held hands with a royal family member or gave him some tongue.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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But...

But...

That would be regime change...and regime change bad. Isn't it?

The House of Saud is, with few exceptions (though I can't think of any, just now...), long overdue for a wake up call.

They've had the US protecting them for seventy plus years...no one in the ME has had the umbrella longer. That needs to change, sooner rather than later.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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My grandfather worked over there in the 60s

you know, all that EARL.

They gave him 2 servants (slaves) while over there.
Also he told me one of these dudes didnt want to work on the rig and a shiek showed up and shot the guy in the head and just left the body there to rot.

Yay Wahhabism......



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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We need to stay allies, so we can excerpt some influence over them.

That appears to be the mantra from my Government. Although the selling of arms to the Kingdom remains up there with the reason we continue to be allies.

I knew someone who worked closely with many of the Saudi Royals and they certainly do not adhere to Islamic laws. However, to keep their positions and stop the people from rising against them, it applies to all their subjects and any visitors (not dignitaries) to the country.

They aren't going to change their ways, despite being given the responsility of Chairing the U.N's Human Rights Council. They are in control of investigating Human Rights abuse claims, you cannot make it up.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: infolurker
Dang Ole Christians killing atheists again?
Oh, Saudis.
They are a fairly strict lot.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

I'd scoff, if I hadn't heard the same stories from folks who'd been there as the "guest workers". Usually from Asia, or Africa...many say they feel lucky to have got out alive.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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This is the only country that really needs invading and overthrowing right now. Then they could set it up like a giant safe zone in the ME for all those running from their countries to enjoy a secular European style government and overcome the cult like programming. No burqa's or hijabs allowed.

A new home for refugees, though many want to go back when their own countries are secure and safe and free.

I also think that Syria should have Russia/Iranians and China secure safe passage to the safe areas and make several big new camps/cities there for those fleeing. After all its only taken over in some areas.
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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

That's the excuse.

I've reached the point of "I don't give a flyin' *bleep*!". There is something to be said for integrity.

Popping off constantly about "freedom" "equality" "Justice", while supporting, and protecting a bunch of medieval minded morons is the very definition of hypocrisy. ...and shows a disturbing lack of integrity.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: seagull

The recent UN resolution with regards to daesh will inevitably lead to one of two things.
Those guilty of sustaining enablers of daesh will be outed and politically shamed...or they won't.
I hope that they will. I do not have high hopes of that being the case though. After all, we are talking about the free world as we know it, right? You can not just destroy a whole way of life.
World is in chaos, we should be ashamed.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 02:05 PM
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The pro-Palestenian protesters worldwide are very well funded and organized. Surely there will be marches and demonstration in support of their palistinian brother poet.

Oh wait...he is an apostate. Nevermind. Allahu akbar.
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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: NateTheAnimator

aint that a kicker



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Cobaltic1978

That's the excuse.

I've reached the point of "I don't give a flyin' *bleep*!". There is something to be said for integrity.

Popping off constantly about "freedom" "equality" "Justice", while supporting, and protecting a bunch of medieval minded morons is the very definition of hypocrisy. ...and shows a disturbing lack of integrity.





Integrity? When was there any integrity in global politics?



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 02:37 PM
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Never said there was...

Tell me you haven't heard 'em prattling on about it, though. I certainly have.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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Well, this is how theocracies work. Whatever your crime, it is now god(not the state) that you have insulted, accosted, sinned against, whatever. Yet some folks right here in America, think a theocracy would be the greatest thing ever. Ask the Quakers how well they fared under a Christian theocracy in the early days of the U.S.

The American government is the quintessential hypocrite on the world stage, supporting a regime with so many humans rights violations, that IS must be in awe. Yet our politicians strut around talking about freedom and the "spread of democracy". SMH
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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 03:59 PM
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I just don't understand why people are so islamaphobic. It's all this media hysteria....


Or oh wait maybe it's them. All these people defending Muslims are defending the this type of behaviour.



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 04:13 PM
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Where all the claims from the usual cheerleader propagandists that "this is not real islam" and "these are not real muslims" and "islam is the religion of peace"?



posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: luthier
I just don't understand why people are so islamaphobic. It's all this media hysteria....


Or oh wait maybe it's them. All these people defending Muslims are defending the this type of behaviour.


I think you are wrong. I am not defending muslims by saying that muslims are not to blame for things they did not do. Am I?
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