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Sat May 20, 2017, 10:02 PM

Saudi Arabia to execute atheist for blasphemy

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Al-Shamri has been sentenced to death for being an atheist.

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Ahmad Al-Shamri came to the attention of the Saudi Arabian authorities in 2014 after he uploaded material to social media that allegedly trivialized Islam and the Prophet Mohammed. Al-Shamri, who is in his 20s, initially pleaded insanity for his posts, saying that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he made the comments online. His trial focused on Islamic law and he was sentenced to death for the displays of irreverence.

Leaving Islam, or "apostasy," is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, where religious extremists have total control of the kingdom's judicial system. It is the judges' duty to preserve the Islamic state, resulting in horrendous executions like the one prescribed to Al-Shamri. When a citizen steps out of line, judges crack down with horrifying punishments to protect their vision of God.

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Reply Saudi Arabia to execute atheist for blasphemy (Original post)
yortsed snacilbuper May 2017 OP
dalton99a May 2017 #1
Jake Stern May 2017 #12
sarah FAILIN May 2017 #2
hrmjustin May 2017 #3
luvMIdog May 2017 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2017 #5
RKP5637 May 2017 #7
Takket May 2017 #11
rockfordfile May 2017 #6
RKP5637 May 2017 #9
BigDemVoter May 2017 #8
smirkymonkey May 2017 #10
Jake Stern May 2017 #13
stopbush May 2017 #14

Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:04 PM

1. Evangelicals have no issue with that

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:05 PM

2. Maybe Trump will give him a ride out.

Since he is visiting and all..

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:12 PM

3. Appalling!

 

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:16 PM

5. And there are religious fundamentalists in this country

who would be happy to do the very same thing here. They decry the coming of "sharia law" and don't get that they wish to impose essentially the same thing.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:26 PM

7. Exactly! It's all the same, but they are blinded by their inane faith. n/t

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:35 PM

11. just how Jesus drew it up!

Execute the non-believers! and the poor and sick too while you are at it.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:22 PM

6. Religious extremism still murders

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #6)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:28 PM

9. Many humans are innately stupid and dangerous, killing for absurd reasons and then justifying it

by their brand of their Almighty.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:28 PM

8. Glad I don't live there. . . .

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:29 PM

10. And Trump is there worshiping these murderers?

I'm sure this would go over well with his base, but this is absolutely an assault against democracy. He should be condemning their actions, not kissing their asses.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #10)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:58 PM

13. Just about every president in the last 50 years has kissed Saudi ass

Gotta keep that oil flowing.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 11:46 PM

14. All religious belief - all of it - is based on fucking make believe.

Unbelieveable that real people are being killed because fucking religious make believe is still considered to be on par with facts, and that's just as true for Xianity as it is for Islam.

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