How do you rule over other human beings? How do you convince people that your wealth and their poverty is justified? How do you subjugate and oppress those outside the “royal” family or religious hierarchy? Do you claim that your rule comes from god? According to the almighty creator of the universe, I am royalty and you are nothing. And what is the greatest threat to this tyrannical rule? Those that question your divine authority. Those people are terrorists.
Christopher Hitchens compared the North Korean regime to George Orwell’s 1984. He also referred to North Korea as the most religious country on earth citing supernatural myths that surrounded the Dear Leader. In 1984, all media is controlled by the government. Any organized dissent doesn’t exist. 24-hours of government propaganda is broadcast each and every day. Any thought against the government is a crime. Every day there is orchestrated hate speech involving all citizens against a terrorist that doesn’t exist. This is done to take focus off of the real terrorist, the insidious Big Brother. North Korea is not the only Orwellian country in world today.
The Saudi regime of kings and clerics is a hate organization.
They hate women
They hate Jews
The hate Christians
They hate other Muslims who claim divine authority
They hate other Muslims who don’t share their interpretation of Islam
They hate America, but not to our face
They claim to hate homosexuality, but behind closed doors who knows
They hate free speech
They hate equal rights and equal opportunity
They hate atheists and have declared them to be terrorists
Per recent decrees of Saudi Arabia, “Article one of the new provisions defines terrorism as "calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based".
Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director of Human Rights Watch, said: "Saudi authorities have never tolerated criticism of their policies, but these recent laws and regulations turn almost any critical expression or independent association into crimes of terrorism.”
But it gets even worse. It’s also illegal for anyone to imply that these recent laws are unjust. The 1984 comparison is justified.
Article 4: “Anyone who aids [“terrorist”] organizations, groups, currents [of thought], associations, or parties, or demonstrates affiliation with them, or sympathy with them, or promotes them, or holds meetings under their umbrella, either inside or outside the kingdom; this includes participation in audio, written, or visual media; social media in its audio, written, or visual forms; internet websites; or circulating their contents in any form, or using slogans of these groups and currents [of thought], or any symbols which point to support or sympathy with them.”
There is another way, a noble way, to have positions of authority. Qualifications of integrity and leadership. Authority through respect and confidence rather than fear and oppression. Authority where the spirit of individual rights and liberties is held higher than selfish pride. Authority can take place where tolerance is encouraged, freedom is independence, and knowledge is strength
“If in one’s conduct one refrains from intimidation, from self-importance, from ill will, and from greed, can one be considered authoritative.” – Confucius
Care for all good people who are Jews, Christians, Muslims, other religions or non-religious
All human beings deserve rights, even those without male reproductive parts
Care for all good people who are straight or gay
Support free speech
Support equal rights and equal opportunity
“Feed the hungry and visit a sick person, and free the captive, if he be unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed, whether Muslim or non-Muslim.” – Prophet Muhammad
“I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth.” – Abu Bakr
The good people of Saudi Arabia deserve better than a government that suffocates intelligent thought and individuality.
-James Kirk Wall
Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents – Adam Withnall – The Times of India
'Atheist Thought,' 'Questioning Islam' Defined as Terrorism in Saudi Arabia; Human Rights Group Slams New Law – Katherine Weber – The Christian Post
Saudi Arabia Doubles Down on Atheism; New Laws Declares It Equivalent to Terrorism – Terry Firma – Patheos
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