Sunday, 13 September 2015

Blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced in Saudi Arabia to 10 years in prison, $250,000 fine, and 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam through electronic channels"

proceeds from this book
will be donated to Raif
Badawi's family who
now live in book friendly
"Raif Badawi is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression." - Amnesty International

"Badawi writes for . . . all those interested in changing the Arab and Islamic world for the better." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"I wanted to break the walls of ignorance." - Raif Badawi

"These young people are the hope for the future, and we need to support them and oppose those who oppress them." - Lawrence Krauss

"The discussion that Badawi leads is crucial." - Constantin Schreiber

"Raif Badawi is an important voice for all of us to hear, mild, nuanced, but clear." - Salman Rushdie

1,000 Lashes is published in Canada by Greystone Books. An Ebook is also available.


  1. I shall ask my local library to purchase this book. For that way more people will come to know about the injustice that been served upon him.

    1. Great idea. Hope many people do the same. Incidentally the August edition of National Geographic was banned by the newly appointed King for featuring a photo of Pope Francis on cover and carrying an article about his ambition to create a poor church.

    2. PS - The original sentence was the death sentence. This is generally carried out by sword or strangulation. Who can say they are not merciful?

    3. Sorry, not by strangulation (that's elsewhere), but the ancient and efficient method of stoning.


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