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Hamza Kashgari

Murdering Freedom of Speech

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | Home
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Freedom of speech might be integral to the hard-won flowering of modern freedoms valued in the West, but its fragile bloom has faded and could die without proper tending by courageous politicians and media working in a global partnership to oppose Islamism and the Zeitgeist of political correctness.

In The Middle East Sharing Atheism on Social Media Ends Badly

Dieter Holger | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion
Dieter Holger

If you are planning on being atheist in the Middle East best be careful not to draw too much attention, especially online.

Victimizing Reformers Unveils Saudi and Western Hypocrisy

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Western governments claiming the moral high ground could speak up for Saudi women reformers and their defenders, and strive to endorse lasting women's rights legislation based on civil society principles

A Poet, Three Tweets and an Online Mob

Imran Garda | Posted 05.03.2012 | Home
Imran Garda

As you read this, a small, thin 23 year-old Saudi with a Bambi-like physicality, awaits trial in a Riyadh prison. His crime was to write a poem.

A Tweet, From Civilization to Civil-Violation

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

What seems a harmless tweet to some, and a blasphemous tweet for others, is telling of something larger: a pendulum swinging from a civilization to a civil-violation.

The Price of Tweeting

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

It may very well be "micro-blogging", but the recent global row over what were considered to be blasphemous tweets by a Saudi columnist have proven, yet again, how "macro" the impact of just 140 characters can be.

Blogger Faces Possible Death Penalty For Tweets

Reuters | Stuart Grudgings | Posted 04.13.2012 | Technology

By Stuart Grudgings KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia deported a Saudi Arabian blogger on Sunday, police said, despite fears voiced by ...