Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Sydney Atheists a terrorist organisation?


From Time magazine comes this quote regarding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia http://time.com/39677/no-more-broken-promises/

In February, the kingdom enacted a new counterterrorism law whose definition of terrorist includes any member of the Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood and anyone embracing “atheism.” Another provision of the new law: someone suspected of planning terrorism can be held for up to a year without charges. Government supporters claim the law was designed to stop Saudis from fighting in Syria. But the language of the law is so sweeping, says Adam Coogle, a Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch, that it criminalizes “any sort of critical speech as terrorism.”

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would potentially classify up to 23% of Australians as terrorists. Then there are all the other atheists around the world who would have to be mindful of visiting this frightening country.

Don't miss the Friday 11th of March talk "A heathen in the Kingdom"  http://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/167265962/






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