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Posted 11/21/15

A Palestinian poet and leading member of Saudi Arabia’s nascent contemporary art scene has been sentenced to death for renouncing Islam.

A Saudi court on Tuesday ordered the execution of Ashraf Fayadh, who has curated art shows in Jeddah and at the Venice Biennale. The poet, who said he did not have legal representation, was given 30 days to appeal against the ruling.

Fayadh, 35, a key member of the British-Saudi art organisation Edge of Arabia, was originally sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes by the general court in Abha, a city in the south-west of the ultraconservative kingdom, in May 2014.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/20/saudi-court-sentences-poet-to-death-for-renouncing-islam?CMP=share_btn_tw&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=*Morning%20Brief
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Posted 11/21/15 , edited 11/21/15

Where the art form can be viewed with freedom and expression,
about anything, create anything.
Oh wait Islam is knocking on my door
*opens*



*Runs the hell out of there*

Lesson never open up a door for strangers...
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Posted 11/21/15
"Religion of Peace"
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Posted 11/21/15
I sentence the Saudi's to death to test my new bomb.

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Posted 11/21/15 , edited 11/21/15
That's what happens when secularization doesn't occur. Good thing we got rid of Christianity in laws.
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Posted 11/21/15

Nalaniel wrote:

That's what happens when secularization doesn't occur. Good thing we got rid of Christianity in laws.


I'm Christian and I agree
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Posted 11/21/15
Exhibit A of why theocracy is never a good idea.
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Posted 11/21/15

HuastecoOtaku wrote:


Nalaniel wrote:

That's what happens when secularization doesn't occur. Good thing we got rid of Christianity in laws.


I'm Christian and I agree


Same. A secular state is the most rational, just, and humane method of governing in regard to religion and its role within the laws and affairs of the nation.
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Just remember every time you gas up your American made gashog you are supporting the Saudi theocratic monarchy. All the fuel efficient small 'american' cars are made in Mexico. Well that and, the fact we don't want to put boots down in Yemen and Syria and Iraq ect... So the Saudie's have us by the short and curlies there too. All they have to do is withdraw the support of their new coalition to their own borders and we would be forced to deploy American troops to keep all hell from breaking loose.
You just gotta love the complete disconnect moast Americans have from the realities of the world outside of Twitter and Facebook. Lmao
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Nalaniel wrote:

That's what happens when secularization doesn't occur. Good thing we got rid of Christianity in laws.
btw
what punishment does christianity prescribe for apostasy?
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bernardwheelerjr wrote:

Just remember every time you gas up your American made gashog you are supporting the Saudi theocratic monarchy. All the fuel efficient small 'american' cars are made in Mexico. Well that and, the fact we don't want to put boots down in Yemen and Syria and Iraq ect... So the Saudie's have us by the short and curlies there too. All they have to do is withdraw the support of their new coalition to their own borders and we would be forced to deploy American troops to keep all hell from breaking loose.
You just gotta love the complete disconnect moast Americans have from the realities of the world outside of Twitter and Facebook. Lmao

There are countries with oil and aren't a mostly Islamic country. The USA, Russia, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, China....
There would seem to be plenty of alternatives.
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dotsforlife wrote:

"Religion of Peace"


I know right? that's why I always say there is a difference between Americanized islam and the "true" islam
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cyberfaust wrote:


bernardwheelerjr wrote:

Just remember every time you gas up your American made gashog you are supporting the Saudi theocratic monarchy. All the fuel efficient small 'american' cars are made in Mexico. Well that and, the fact we don't want to put boots down in Yemen and Syria and Iraq ect... So the Saudie's have us by the short and curlies there too. All they have to do is withdraw the support of their new coalition to their own borders and we would be forced to deploy American troops to keep all hell from breaking loose.
You just gotta love the complete disconnect moast Americans have from the realities of the world outside of Twitter and Facebook. Lmao

There are countries with oil and aren't a mostly Islamic country. The USA, Russia, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, China....
There would seem to be plenty of alternatives.


And here is where I need to try and explain how the global economy actually works. Yes on paper maybe the US could only get it's oil from socially choncious sorces. Sadly that is not how the real world works. Oil is a commody traded on the world market. That basically means it and the money you spend all goes into a big black pool (pun intended) then your vehicle draws off that pool while all the various entities profit equally off that pool. This is a bit over simplified but in essence true. To get into the complicated scumbag system in detail would only confuse moast Americans.
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The US gets very little oil from the Middle East with about 2.6% from Saudi Arabia. Most petroleum products in the United States are made from US produced oil (76%) and Canada (9.6%) according to the US Energy Information Administration. Other common sources are Venezuela, Mexico, and Columbia.
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