When religion defines the law, there is no justice.
Courtesy of International Business Times:
A Saudi Arabian man who renounced Islam and made disparaging remarks about the prophet Muhammad has been sentenced to death.
Authorities became aware of Ahmad Al-Shamri in 2014 after he uploaded a series of videos reflecting his views on social media. He was subsequently arrested on charges of atheism and blasphemy, faced trial and was sentenced to death in February 2015.
Al-Shamri is reportedly in his early 20s and comes from the city of Hafar Al-Batin, located in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.
The defendant initially pleaded insanity, saying that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he made the comments, Hala Dosari, an advisory board member of Human Rights Watch (HRW) told the Washington Post.
What a country. Where your only hope of not being executed for demonstrating your critical thinking skills, is to claim you were drunk or insane.
Unfortunately, that defense did not work and Al-Shamri will indeed be put to death.
I sometimes receive criticism for not focusing on the negative impact that Islam has around the world.
But to be honest, Islam does not typically interfere with life here in America.
Fundamentalist Christianity is the danger that I see here at home, and in many ways, it is far more worrisome than a Middle Eastern religion that is only practiced by approximately 1% of our population.
Having said that of course I think that ALL religion is problematic in that it numbs critical thinking skills and opens people up to manipulation by con men and hustlers.
You know, like Donald Trump.