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JonLP24

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35. What is it that you would like to see happen? Ideally?
Sun Jan 11, 2015, 06:08 AM
Jan 2015

I'm guessing that is a 'coalition of the willing'

My next question is why is US included? Are they still allies to Saudi Arabia?

Witness: Convicted Saudi blogger flogged in public 50 times

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

A Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam was brought after Friday prayers to a public square in the port city of Jiddah and flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators, a witness to the lashing said.

The witness said Raif Badawi's feet and hands were shackled during the flogging but his face was visible. He remained silent and did not cry out, said the witness, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity fearing government reprisal.

Badawi was sentenced last May to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He had criticized Saudi Arabia's powerful clerics on a liberal blog he founded. The blog has since been shut down. He was also ordered to pay a fine of 1 million riyals or about $266,600.

Rights activists say Saudi authorities are using Badawi's case as a warning to others who think to criticize the kingdom's powerful religious establishment from which the ruling family partly derives its authority.

London-based Amnesty International said he would receive 50 lashes once a week for 20 weeks. Saudi Arabia's close ally, the United States, had called on authorities to cancel the punishment.

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Badawi has been held since mid-2012 after he founded the Free Saudi Liberals blog. He used the blog to criticize the kingdom's influential clerics who follow a strict and ultraconservative interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism, which originated in Saudi Arabia.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/article5679948.html#storylink=cpy

kick 840high Jan 2015 #1
France Rhinodawg Jan 2015 #2
What is it that you would like to see happen? Ideally? JonLP24 Jan 2015 #35
War. Yeah. Maybe one day we can try Peace. NYC_SKP Jan 2015 #3
Not yet, but may still if the revenge minded have their way also. Fred Sanders Jan 2015 #4
Yup. The world is a big playground with bullies and victims and suckers and... NYC_SKP Jan 2015 #5
A Bible verse too ChazII Jan 2015 #20
What do you think they wanted? oberliner Jan 2015 #6
Read what Juan Cole said about that, about motive for attacking the satirists: NYC_SKP Jan 2015 #8
I think that gives them way more credit than they deserve oberliner Jan 2015 #10
Some of the comments say the same thing as you do. NYC_SKP Jan 2015 #11
You may be right oberliner Jan 2015 #13
"a lot of planning and resources" brooklynite Jan 2015 #14
The leader of Hamas condemned the attacks, condemned the attackers as usurpers of Islam. Fred Sanders Jan 2015 #21
That's good, and that's true. (nt) NYC_SKP Jan 2015 #22
think outside the box a little man... politicman Jan 2015 #26
If you say so oberliner Jan 2015 #28
haha politicman Jan 2015 #29
I agree with you leftynyc Jan 2015 #37
Since the kosher deli attack occurred on Jan 8 brentspeak Jan 2015 #40
It's now January 12 leftynyc Jan 2015 #41
Why on earth are you surprised? Rhinodawg Jan 2015 #42
No - not surprised in the slightest leftynyc Jan 2015 #43
What they wanted? tavernier Jan 2015 #38
700,000 people rally in France in wake of terrorist attacks Rhinodawg Jan 2015 #7
Oh this should be interesting watching Fox News trumpeting a French Priemer underpants Jan 2015 #9
The HIT LIST Rhinodawg Jan 2015 #12
Guessing the women didn't have photos because they're not wearing burkas? brooklynite Jan 2015 #15
Good pick up. Rhinodawg Jan 2015 #23
Crimes against Islam OnePercentDem Jan 2015 #17
All talkers? What about Bush and Cheney? They killed lots of Muslims. Why did they get a pass? freshwest Jan 2015 #33
This attach was an awakening OnePercentDem Jan 2015 #16
Really??? politicman Jan 2015 #27
You're also leaving out the entire Arabian peninsula JonLP24 Jan 2015 #36
"The Power of Nightmares." Again. PSPS Jan 2015 #18
"A war against terrorism". CJCRANE Jan 2015 #19
Religious wars grind on... blkmusclmachine Jan 2015 #24
How important is a 'Premier.' Is he like a Senator compared to the President? freshwest Jan 2015 #25
He's the Prime Minister. nt CJCRANE Jan 2015 #30
So he's an important figure over there, I guess. I still haven't grasped why they need a prez and PM freshwest Jan 2015 #31
It's roughly equivalent to Speaker of the House, so he's the French Boehner, so to speak. CJCRANE Jan 2015 #32
France is a little late to the "War on Terror" party JonLP24 Jan 2015 #34
Clash of Civilizations is the Goal of All Extremists: Two Sides of the Same Coin McKim Jan 2015 #39
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