December 27, 2012

Saudi Arabia's Newest Political Prisoner

Saudi liberal Turki al-Hamad has been arrested by the Saudi Arabian authorities for insulting the Sultan you know.

Novelist Turki al-Hamad, 58, one of Saudi Arabia’s more unapologetic and outspoken liberal voices, is now in custody for a series of posts he published on his Twitter last weekend comparing fundamentalist Islamist ideology and its strict social controls to Nazism and suggesting that political Islamists like those allied with Saudi Arabia’s royal family have taken their adulation of Prophet Muhammad too far.
I'd like to say the Democrats and Barack Obama were first in line to defend Turki al-Hamad's human rights. But they'd probably say doing so, Would put our national security at risk."

Hmmm yeah. Jawa Report will defer to this Muslim for our official editorial position.

By Howie at 01:33 PM | Comments |