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IRONY: Saudi Arabia Denounces All Atheists As Terrorists


As terrorism metastasizes across the world, Saudi Arabia has gone above and beyond to address the true threat to global stability: atheists. The premier patron of fundamentalist Wahhabist ideology, the same country that produced and exported Osama Bin Laden, now plans on fighting terrorism by cracking down on “political dissidents,” namely atheists and “apostates.”

Independent reports (emphasis added):

In a string of royal decrees and an overarching new piece of legislation to deal with terrorism generally, the Saudi King Abdullah has clamped down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could ‘harm public order’…

To that end, King Abdullah issued Royal Decree 44, which criminalises ‘participating in hostilities outside the kingdom’ with prison sentences of between three and 20 years, Human Rights Watch said…

Article one of the new provisions defines terrorism as “calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based.”

Despite his country’s record of executions and resurrecting medieval-style torture methods, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Geneva, Faisal Trad, was elected Chair of the UN Human Rights Council, which is assigned the noble task of identifying human rights abuses. Saudi Arabia, of all countries, sits at the head of the UN Human Rights Council. The


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