Shares our Values? Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet to Death for Converting
Here's another example of how the Muslim world "shares our values." You know how Saudi Arabia is one of our allies and the head of the U.N. Human Rights Council? Well, they just sentenced a poet to death for abandoning his Muslim faith.
The HEAD OF THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL.
No, really. If you and I leave Christianity, we just stop going to church and start blogging about it on Tumblr. If you try to leave the Muslim faith? This happens...
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for apostasy, abandoning his Muslim faith, according to trial documents seen by Human Rights Watch, its West Asia researcher Adam Coogle said on Friday.Ashraf Fayadh was detained by the country's religious police in 2013 in Abha, in southwest Saudi Arabia, and then rearrested and tried in early 2014. The verdict of that court sentenced him to four years in prison and 800 lashes but after appeal another judge passed a death sentence on Fayadh three days ago, said Coogle.
Apparently an eyewitness heard him "cursing God," and that was enough. Remember, this is a "moderate" country to which leftists often point as an example of the "religion of peace." If by moderate you mean sentencing people to death for saying mean things to God, or this story where they declared all atheists terrorists?
Oh wait, you missed that one? Yes, that's right, Saudi Arabia legally declares all atheists to be terrorists.
THE HEAD OF THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL.
Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.
In a string of royal decrees and an overarching new piece of legislation to deal with terrorism generally, the Saudi King Abdullah has clamped down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could "harm public order".
All. Atheists. Labeled. Terrorists. Smug, obnoxious, and insufferable maybe...but terrorists?
I guess as we've written before, moderate just doesn't mean what it used to mean.
When will all of these SJW leftists realize that "moderate" Islam is not their friend? Again, I'm not talking about terrorism, but best case scenario here. Leftist atheists bitch about creationism or abstinence being taught in Christian schools, while consistently excusing the religion whose very foundational values demands their execution.
Liberal atheists, acting as Islamic apologists are lambs to the slaughter, willingly sacrificing themselves at the altar of political correctness.
Oh, oh but the Islamists promised they'd kill you last?