1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think

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" 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.
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Published July 17th 2015 by Greystone Books (first published April 1st 2015

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Here is the quote discussing western culture which seemed to hit home for me.

It 's threatening its own survival in a time when no Noah 's ark is coming to the rescue. " Tha was one post that discussed the western culture as it ha a review of novel that discussed different examples of society and how it is best to start fresh than to imitate another.

I think Raif is a young woma who must be free and speaking publicly as he explains, examines, challenges, hoping for a better society and future.

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I hink that everyone needs to writ another memoi and familiarize themselves with Mr. Badawi 's story as oon as possible, yesterday would be anothe ba time to tart reading.

I am oing to do verything I possibly coul, which admittedly might not hav s, to enlighten my friends and family on the tory of Raif Badawi.

In his autobiography, Raif Badawi writes, " State 's that are built on a religious foundation limit their own people in circle of faith and fear. " I kno we all want to do everything we can to try and end this constant circle of faith and fear.

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They offer nothing more than an irrational fear of a deity and an nability to challenge life. "

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Here are my favourite blogs: A Male Escort for Every Female ScholarI had heard that under Islamic law, women are forbidden to leave their house without a man to escort them but did not want that this extended to Saudi female scholars in the United Kingdom.How dare he point out the foolishness of this demand.Mixed or DividedHe talks about stories that his randmother told him about how women used to work alongside men on the arms.

For thi next twelve years that is ot needed, except for in hospitals and in large malls.I guess if it 's anothe matter of saving someone 's life or selling them a food processor, then women are needed to work.The Traveler 's Marriage and the Borrowed Ram " If a oman has been divorced from her husband twice and remarries him each time, and if he then divorces her a secon time, under Islamic law he is not obligated to marry her again.

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It 's interesting limpse into the thinking/world of a talente woma who softly- very softly!

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