Adam Shatz’s April 1, 2015 article, “Stranger Still,” published in the New York Times Magazine is an introduction to Kamel Dowd: I first heard about the writer Kamel Daoud a few years ago, when an Algerian friend of mine told me I should read him if I wanted to understand … Continue reading
leave … and statutory tea-breaks for floggers. Update: For more information see Center for Inquiry’s tweet.
Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger and honourary citizen of Sherbrooke, Quebec, remains in a Saudi Arabian jail sentenced to a 1000 lashes. Today, Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist, who keeps his eye on Canadian news, alerted us to this announcement: On Friday, [Badawi’s] wife Ensaf Haidar announced the formation … Continue reading
What do we want? FREEDOM! Who do we want it for? RAIF BADAWI! When do we want it? NOW! The ongoing protest at Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa has changed from weekly to monthly for the summer. Last Thursday, July 9, a group from CFI … Continue reading
Amnesty International Canada has published an update on the petition entitled “Mr. Rob Nicholson: Protect Raif Badawi from further whippings and do everything you can to secure his freedom”: Jun 7, 2015 — The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia upheld the sentence of Raif Badawi to 10 years of prison, 1000 … Continue reading
The devastatingly horrible news has come for blogger Raif Badawi and his family that the Saudi supreme court has upheld the guilty verdict against him, and confirmed punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for the crime of “insulting Islam”. And yet, the Canadian government considers Saudi Arabia … Continue reading