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From our wonderful friends the Saudi monarchy which is undemocratic and completely archaic in it's laws and in the horrific laws against women.

Supplied 15 / 19 of the 9/11 hijackers.

But the west who promotes democracy and freedom worldwide loves the royal family.




Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents
Atheists, peaceful protesters and those who go to fight abroad have all been brought under the auspices of new "anti-terror" laws

Tuesday 01 April 2014

Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.

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".

The new laws have largely been brought in to combat the growing number of Saudis travelling to take part in the civil war in Syria, who have previously returned with newfound training and ideas about overthrowing the monarchy.

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.

Yet last month further regulations were issued by the Saudi interior ministry, identifying a broad list of groups which the government considers to be terrorist organisations - including the Muslim Brotherhood.

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".

Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director of Human Rights Watch, said: "Saudi authorities have never tolerated criticism of their policies, but these recent laws and regulations turn almost any critical expression or independent association into crimes of terrorism.

"These regulations dash any hope that King Abdullah intends to open a space for peaceful dissent or independent groups," Mr Stork said.

Human Rights Watch said the new regulations were also a setback to campaigns for the protection and release of a number of prominent human rights activists currently jailed in Saudi Arabia. It said Waleed Abu al-Khair and Mikhlif al-Shammari recently lost appeals and will soon begin three-month and five-year respective sentences for criticizing Saudi authorities.

The organisation said the new "terrorism" provisions contain language that prosecutors and judges are already using to prosecute and convict independent activists and peaceful dissidents.


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The reason the west has no issue with them is cause the willingly give them their oil. On the other hand countries like Libya, Syria, Egypt and Ukraine didn't so they had to have a "revolution" to change their leaders.

^Someone knows the truth. They also didn't want to have NATO bases but thats a whole different story.

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Good luck trying to enforce that

They don't need to fully enforce it. Just do enough to cause others to keep their mouths shut.

I don't think this changes anything really, though. They'd arrest any vocal Saudi atheist as an apostate anyways, and they're sure not going to touch any expats for fear of an international incident.

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^Someone knows the truth. They also didn't want to have NATO bases but thats a whole different story.

My socials teacher told me this but I thought it was crazy since I never heard anyone else confirm it, then I read 100s of Youtube comments and watched a documentary that proved it.

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If the people in power make laws you don't like, then well you simply remove the people in power and make your own laws.

America dreads the day the Al Saud family is finally deposed. Then again, Americans will likely be behind it.

Imagine if environmentalists use that logic...

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