By Raif Badawi
Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger, shared his innovations on politics, faith, and liberalism on-line. He was once sentenced to 1,000 lashes, ten years in felony, and a great of one million Saudi Riyal, over 1 / 4 of one million U.S. money. This politically topical polemic gathers jointly Badawi’s pivotal texts. He expresses his evaluations on lifestyles in an autocratic-Islamic country below the Sharia and his conception of freedom of expression, human and civil rights, tolerance and the required separation of nation and faith.
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This happens every day, despite the fact that no clear rule or ministerial decision was made to punish a company for hiring a woman alongside men. At the same time, there is a law that allows women to work side by side with men in hospitals, where women step up and take their righteous place. Why this contradiction? When will this matter be resolved, concluding its endless quest for an answer, as it roams the maze of the many different lines of thought? There is a simple answer: a woman working in a public space is equal to a man; she needs the work just like a man.
29 30 10 0 0 L a s h e s Finally, let me quote the book: The photo of Noura passes in my mind, I drown in the lake of her eyes, and she holds me closely. I hear her voice; it comforts me through the phone. She says she is happy now that she is back with her family; maybe she will finally settle down with Yousef in Cyprus, or they might return to Syria or Jordan. ” I sit up in my chair, with tears in my eyes. I drown in the waterfall of her photos, walking barefoot on a beach, the waves kissing her toes, and escape shyly.
Will we build a church or a synagogue for them in the same location as the attack? I highly doubt that. We in Saudi Arabia refuse to build churches altogether. What do you think we would do if those who wanted to build such houses of worship were the same people who stormed our lands? September 11 is a clear attack on the lands of a nation; the American nation as a whole was attacked. No to Building a Mosque in New York City Shouldn’t we ask ourselves how come the United States allows Islamic missionaries to be active in its lands; and how come we never allow any missionaries to work in the lands of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think by Raif Badawi