By Raif Badawi
Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger, shared his suggestions on politics, faith, and liberalism on-line. He used to be sentenced to 1,000 lashes, ten years in felony, and a good of one million Saudi Riyal, over 1 / 4 of one million U.S. cash. This politically topical polemic gathers jointly Badawi’s pivotal texts. He expresses his critiques on existence in an autocratic-Islamic country lower than the Sharia and his notion of freedom of expression, human and civil rights, tolerance and the required separation of country and faith.
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The human race as a whole rejects that scene of mass murder. The question I must ask, as a global citizen first and a citizen of the country that originated those terrorists, is very simple: Why the arrogance? What kind of racist discrimination against innocent human blood allows us to demand such a thing? Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of the ordinary American: How open-minded are we going to be if a Christian or a Jewish person attacks us in our very home? Will we build a church or a synagogue for them in the same location as the attack?
On the realistic and mythological levels, we see the issue of the greatest mother, Ishtar herself, represented in Noura, the sweet, loving girl who picked her man, gave him a child, and spread the soul of evergreen around her. She turns into a warrior facing the masculine ideologies that are challenging women. The story of the war continues in her son, who sees the destruction of the love affair between his mother and his father as a psychological disability that he attempts to overcome by immersing himself in the cosmic world of feminism, and in his fight for democracy, his support for feminist movements, and by fixing himself, through fixing others.
It will cause 31 32 10 0 0 L a s h e s embarrassment to all of them in front of their universities and public and civil organizations there. To those in power in the ministry who released such a demand: Saudi female scholars include Dr. Adah al-Mutairi16 and Dr. Hayat Sindi,17 among thousands of creative minds who honor their nation in many fields. They should be honored, too. We should hold them in high regard. Finally, Dr. , and she was shipped on the first airplane to Saudi Arabia when she couldn’t come up with a male escort.
1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think by Raif Badawi