Friday, January 9, 2015

Criticize Islam and Receive 1000 Lashes Ouch!

To criticize Islam in Saudi Arabia in print or on a blog
Means a great chance the blogger will be flogged
1000 lashes in public at the rate of 50 each week
Free expression is not something a Saudi can seek
Plus ten years in prison to be confined
Plus a quarter of a million dollar fine
We are looking to the Saudis to help in the ISIS campaign
We need their territory on which the Syrian rebels to train
Our concern for human rights gets trumped by the need to ISIS defeat
So the slow march of the Saudis out of the feudal ages will have to take a back seat
Brutal and barbaric and with women always at war
But a taste of what Sharia and ISIS for us would have in store
Yet another reason to approve Keystone XL
Energy independence so we won’t need the oil they sell
© January 9, 2015 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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