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Stephen Kruiser

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May 7, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Religion of peace.

A Saudi court has imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi for 10 years for “insulting Islam” and setting up a liberal web forum, local media report.

He was also sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ordered to pay a fine of 1 million riyals ($266,000; £133,000).

Amnesty International called the verdict “outrageous” and urged the authorities to quash the verdict.

Mr Badawi, the co-founder of a website called the Liberal Saudi Network, was arrested in 2012.

A Saudi newspaper close to the government reported that he had lost his appeal against an earlier, more lenient sentence of seven years and three months in jail and 600 lashes.

Sure, we can dismiss this as an extreme example of something that is happening in a faraway place but this is precisely where the speech and though police in this country have us heading. In fact, some of the same elements are at work.

Last week’s incident at Rutgers university which dealt yet another blow to freedom of speech and diversity of thought on an American campus was carried out by a largely pro-Palestinian, Israel-hating mob. It was basically Sharia Light. If we keep allowing them small victories like this, the big one will end up being rather easy for them.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.
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How does someone insult a religion founded by a guy who married a 6 year old? Consummated the marriage when he was 53 and she was 9 or 10. How about the people of Banu Qurayza. When they surrendered, he had the men beheaded and the women and children sold into slavery. There is no way to follow in Mohammad's footsteps without committing a bunch of serious felonies.
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Those girls kdnapped and sold into sexual slavery?

Raif Badawi?

It's the same system. It's Sharia. It's violent. It's universal.

It is Islam.
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Sharia is to Islam what the stinger on its tail
Is to a scorpion.
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Islam itself is the insult
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The Left wants Shari'ah in the US.

They think they can just apply it to _you_, and not to them.
10 weeks ago
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Leftists would make for some tasty bacon, especially the Vegans among them.
10 weeks ago
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Islam is fake. Bring it on, muslims. I'm sick and tired of your precious feelings.
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Why can't they take out their sexual frustration on goats and little boys like our good friends the Afghans do?
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How does someone insult a religion founded by a guy who married a 6 year old? Consummated the marriage when he was 53 and she was 9 or 10. How about the people of Banu Qurayza. When they surrendered, he had the men beheaded and the women and children sold into slavery. There is no way to follow in Mohammad's footsteps without committing a bunch of serious felonies.
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I think that's what attracts people to Islam.

Under Shari'ah, none of those things are felonies.

Oh, I'm sorry. None of those things are _haraam_.
10 weeks ago
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Those girls kdnapped and sold into sexual slavery?

Raif Badawi?

It's the same system. It's Sharia. It's violent. It's universal.

It is Islam.
11 weeks ago
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