Monday, May 01, 2017

Extremist states

I see that Islamic extremist state Saudi Arabia has been killing people for thought crime again. Ahmad Al-Shamri was sentenced to death for essentially being an Atheist. 

It must be great for authoritarian and despotic regimes like this one to have a legal system where the state is able to pick and choose the basis of the laws it uses on a whim, i.e. one minute they can apply a secular penal code (i.e. when wayward princes get caught taking drugs and smashing up Ferrari's) and then when it suits, apply medieval "Koranic" law (i.e. based on revelation, or in other words, any damn thing they like) to anyone that appears different to them. The legal equivalent of playing tennis without the net..

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