Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Atheist bashing

That bastion of religious wing-nuttery Saudi Arabia is at it again, this time an Atheist who dared express his views on social media has been arrested, fined £4,000 and sentenced to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes. Whenever religion is tightly bound to politics there's trouble for ordinary people; as you can see from the photograph above the brutal "sharia" laws that suppress dissent and freedom of speech in that country don't apply to the ruling elite. We need only look at the behaviour of rich Saudi's in London or New York to see that, but for somewhere that designates atheists as "terrorists" it is strikingly obvious that they don't apply these same "laws" for atheist arms dealers, oil brokers or even secular (some would argue atheistic) US presidents.

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