Considering the state of the war against the freedom of speech, I can see it coming as early as a Hillary Clinton Administration: Nathan Lean, Secretary of the Department of Islamophobia Eradication, flies to Riyadh for a week of top-level meetings with Saudi officials about how to punish atheists and those who ridicule the Qur’an; returns to Washington with an array of shiny new whips for his personal collection and announces stiff new prison sentences for “Islamophobia.”
“Saudi court sentences a man to 2,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for denying the existence of God and ridiculing the Qu’ran on Twitter,” by Anthony Joseph, MailOnline, February 27, 2016:
A man has been sentenced to 2,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for expressing his atheist views on Twitter in Saudia Arabia.
Religious police, who monitor social networking sites, found more than 600 tweets from the 28-year-old’s Twitter account which denied the existence of God and ridiculed verses in the Qu’ran.
Some of the messages also accused all prophets of lying and said their teaching fueled hostilities and wars.
The man, who has not been named admitted to being an atheist when he appeared in front of a Saudi Arabian court in Riyadh.
He said the views reflected his own beliefs and he felt he had the right to express them.
As well as 2,000 lashes and 10 years in jail, the court fined him 20,000 riyals (£3,834).
Two years ago, Saudi Arabia introduced new laws which defined atheists as terrorists under the rule of the late King Abdullah.