“A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the editor of an Internet forum he founded to discuss the role of religion in the conservative Islamic kingdom to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes, Saudi media reported on Wednesday.

Raif Badawi, who started the "Free Saudi Liberals" website, was originally sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes…The judge at the criminal court in the Red Sea City of Jeddah also fined him one million riyals ($266,600). Badawi's website has been closed since his first trial.”

Above is from a blog entry in May of last year. At these hours, Raif is scheduled to publically endure 1000 lashes outside a mosque in Jeddah after the Friday prayer.

Murdering, lashing and imprisoning human beings for what they think and say is disservice to any ideology or belief.

It is less than 48 hours since 12 human beings in Paris were murdered in cold blood by people with similar ideology.

The first victim of these barbarities committed by Moslems is the religion of Islam. Free Raif NOW!


Sanctions works, U.S. Senate get to it.