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article imageOp-Ed: Atheists are terrorists, says new Saudi law

By Ernest Dempsey     Apr 5, 2014 in World
Riyad - Marking a new low in regard for human rights, Saudi Arabia has reportedly passed a law that will treat all atheists as terrorists.
The Independent is one of the several popular papers that have published a story about the new draconian Saudi law which declares atheism akin to terrorism. Citing from Article One of the new law, the paper quoted the article as, “calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based".
In addition to atheism, the new law also considers peaceful protests and those Saudis who go abroad to take part in wars or bring ideas of overthrowing the country’s monarchy. New York Daily News reports that the new law will treat those peaceful dissidents as terrorists who use social media to “insult” the country’s rulers. In other words, no one dare call themselves an atheist on Saudi soil and/or criticize the darkness of Saudi regime.
When terrorists sit to decide who should be labeled a terrorist, it’s time to either have a good laugh or leave all else and jump on the activism front to protest. Sadly, Saudi Arabia continues to be an ally of the powerful west which is eager to calm the concerns of the Saudi royalty; or worse, even aiding it against the political foes via military trade.
Behind the mask of the royalty, the barbaric and ugly faces of cruelty pose a threat to humanity. By declaring atheists terrorists, Saudi dictators have openly announced to the world that Saudi Arabia is ruled by terrorists who will target anyone speaking for freedom of religion and expression. Will the west ever wake from its “oily” dream of friendship with Saudi regime? Will there be any politicians daring enough to call for sanctions against Saudi Arabia and ban their officials from the land. After all, if Saudi Arabia is founded on the foundations of Islamist fanaticism, the west holds freedom and civil rights close to its heart. Or probably I need to be deluded?
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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