Saudi Man Receives 3 Year Prison Sentence and 450 Lashes for Being Gay

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 1.14.41 PMSaudi Arabia and its Medieval, inhumane monarchy has been a highlighted topic on Liberty Blitzkrieg for well over a year now. My government’s close alliance with this autocratic, homophobic and primitive fiefdom exposes the sham that is U.S. foreign policy more clearly than anything else. In exposing this authoritarian regime for what it really is, I hope that the American public will never again fall for war under the guise of false “humanitarian” purposes. There is nothing whatsoever humanitarian about U.S. foreign policy.

From the UK Independent:

A Saudi Arabian man has been sentenced to three years in jail and 450 lashes after he was caught using Twitter to arrange dates with other men.

The 24-year-old man who has not been named, was given his sentence after the court in Medina, Saudi Arabia, found him guilty of “promoting the vice and practice of homosexuality.”

According to a report in the daily Arabic newspaper Al-Watan, the man was arrested following an entrapment ploy by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV).

In Saudi Arabia, like most of the Middle East, homosexuality is a taboo and can result in harsh punishments if someone is found guilty.

By law, any married man found engaging in sodomy or any non-Muslim who commits sodomy with a Muslim can be stoned to death.

Other punishments to be handed out to those found guilty of homosexuality include chemical castrations, imprisonment and execution.

All these practices sure don’t stop the U.S. from forming alliances left and right throughout the region. Look, I get it. In foreign policy, you sometimes have to be pragmatic and deal with nations with abhorrent “cultural” practices. That said, don’t ever try to turn around and tell me you need to use my taxpayer dollars to go bomb some country for “humanitarian purposes.” My country’s government has less than zero regard for human rights, internally or externally. So stop with the fucking bullshit already.

For more examples of Saudi inhumanity and U.S. links to it, see:

How the NSA is Actively Helping Saudi Arabia to Crackdown on Dissent

Must Watch Video – Congressman Thomas Massie Calls for Release of Secret 9/11 Documents Upon Reading Them

Saudi Human Rights Lawyer and Activist Jailed for 15 Years for Free Speech Under New “Anti-Terror” Law

Saudi Arabia Passes New Law that Declares Atheists “Terrorists”

Meet the U.S. Allies – Saudi Arabia Passes Draconian, Medieval Laws to Crush Dissent

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  1. Can we start by cleaning up over half a century of our own abusive application of the state secrets privilege and related doctrine, act, executive order and policy abuses. Passing Senator Pat Leahy’s USA FREEDOM Act would be a good start.

  2. Right now I don’t give a rat’s ass. The Saudis and their beheadings of witches and sorceresses are nothing but primitives just as much as israel is right know killing children. The two deserve each other.

  3. Yeah I am wondering how all this Muslim, gay thing is going to play ou. They are at odds with other and both sides are combative about it. The current administration is the most gay active ever yet in alliance with much of the middle east and Muslims.

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