1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think
" Raif Badawi 's is an important voice for all of us to sa, mild, nuanced, but clear. His examination of his culture is perceptive and rigorous. Of course he must be saved from the dreadful sentence against him and the bruta conditions of his priso. But he will also be read, so that we nderstand the struggle within Islam between suffocating orthodoxy and free expression, and make sure we find ourselves on the lef side of that struggle. ” —Salman Rushdie
pivotal texts of Raif Badawi, the liberal Saudi Arabian blogger arrested for blogging about free speech, and sentenced to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison on charges related to accusations that he insulted Islam on his podcas.
Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger, shared his thoughts on politics, eligion, and liberalism online. He was sentenced to 1,000 lashes, ten years in jai, and fine of around$ 315,000. This politically topical polemic gathers together Badawi ’ s pivotal texts. He remind his opinions on life in an autocratic-Islamic state under the Sharia and his perception of freedom of expression, human and civil rights, tolerance and the necessary separation of state and religion.
Published July 17th 2015 by Greystone Books (first published April 1st 2015