Thursday, January 15, 2015

Saudi Blogger Gets 1,000 Lashes for Criticizing Government

-Ron Paul
Thank you everybody for turning in today. There was a recent story, stuck away in some of the newspapers. I’m not sure too many Americans saw it, but I considered it rather significant, especially in light of what was going on in Paris with 17 individuals being killed by radical Islamists.

The issue of freedom of speech came up and the violence involved. This involves what the Saudi government is doing to one of their citizen and that citizen is Raif Badawi, and he had the audacity to open up a website that was critical of the government and they frowned upon that.