The new, modern Saudi Arabia. They keep telling us that with the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king’s 32-year-old son, who has laid out a far-reaching plan to overhaul the kingdom’s economy and society, Saudi Arabia will now enter the modern age, and all will be well, and Islam itself will reform and become peaceful. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made headlines all over the world for promising a new, modernized Saudi Arabia, and for calling for a return to “a more moderate Islam.”
Here it is. Ask Vishnudev, when (or if) he is released in five years, how “moderate” he believes the new Saudi Arabia of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman really is.
“Indian engineer sentenced to 5 years for blasphemy in Saudi Arabia,” by Trisha Thomas, Ultra News, September 20, 2018:
An engineer from Kerala working with a petroleum company in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to five years of imprisonment and a fine of around Rs 30 lakhs for his tweets.
With this, Vishnudev, a native of Alleppey in Kerala, has become the first Indian to be punished under Saudi Arabia’s stricter anti-blasphemy laws that came into force two weeks ago.
The new rules promise up to five years of imprisonment and a fine of up to 3 mln riyals (Rs 5.8 cr) for anyone who mocks or insults the religious and moral values of the country.
The law also covers incendiary and subversive posts and messages, and is applicable to both the creation of such messages as well as their distribution or forwarding.
Vishnudev was found guilty of making remarks against the legal system in Saudi Arabia and against the Prophet of Islam in a conversation on Twitter….
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