How many other Saudi teenagers think this way? What genuine steps are really being taken by the Saudis to stop them from thinking this way? After all, a flogging won’t change the minds even of these boys. It will likely only reinforce their sense of their own righteousness. From South Africa’s News24, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Riyadh – Two Saudi teenagers caught writing graffiti that praised former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden southwest of the Saudi capital have been flogged as punishment.
Security sources on Thursday said the two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, were caught after police and residents of Namas city in the southwest of the kingdom found graffiti scribbled on city walls this week.
The graffiti included praises of the al-Qaeda leader which said: “Long live bin Laden, the prince of Jihad (holy war).”