Saudi Arabia sentences man to death for "insulting Islam"

The Middle East newsline ( reports on more human rights abuses from Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia is said to have sentenced a Yemeni national to death for insulting the religion of his roommate.

A Saudi court in Jedda sentenced the Yemeni national to death on Jan. 7. They said the Yemeni, identified as Hail Al Masri was originally sentenced to two years imprisonment and 600 lashes. But a higher court headed by Ali Al Zahrani rejected the sentence and ruled that Al Masri should be beheaded.

Saudi Arabia implements "Shaaria", or "Islamic Law". Forget about women, gay and human rights. I copy the full article below.


WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Saudi Arabia is said to have sentenced a Yemeni national to death for insulting the religion of his roommate.

A Saudi court in Jedda sentenced the Yemeni national to death on Jan. 7. They said the Yemeni, identified as Hail Al Masri was originally sentenced to two years imprisonment and 600 lashes. But a higher court headed by Ali Al Zahrani rejected the sentence and ruled that Al Masri should be beheaded.

Saudi newspapers said Al Masri tried to jump from the third floor where the courtroom was located after the death sentence was read. Al Masri was seriously injured in the fall and taken to a local hospital.

The Washington-based Saudi Institute said Saudi Arabia has not formally announced the death sentence. The opposition group said a Saudi reporter who covered the court proceedings refused to speak with the institute in fear of government reprisal.

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There are two observations that we can make about this incident - the first is that in choosing to reside in a given land, we also choose to accept the laws under which that land is governed.

As a post-amble, we could say that Islam considers itself - based on undesputable evidence - to be the true religion, as revealed by the Creator - for the whole of humanity, until the last day. As such, in Islam, the Most High has decreed that anyone who talks about Islam (and, therefore, the Almighty) in an impermissible manner, should lose the right to have their life [and consequently, end their test on this Earth]. Only the Creator and Giver of Life has the right to make this decree and give others the right to do so.

So, if a person does not want to be put to death for blasphemy, then they should not commit blasphemy in a land where such an offence carries such a punishment.

Any civilised person - Muslim, Jew, Christian or otherwise - understands these principles and also the principle of avoiding insulting another's faith and way of life, especially when not in one's own land.

So, in Islam, the honour of the Almighty is protected. All praises and thanks are to the Almighty alone.

As Muslims, we believe that this life is not the end of a person's actual life. This life is a test to see if a person will direct all their second-by-second actions to please only the Almighty.

Thus, the test in this life for the "Yemeni" mentioned in the article quoted has come to an end and we believe that he is now preparing for his reckoning in the Unseen.

Posted by: Abdul Majeed at April 29, 2003 07:55 AM

Extremisn to the ultimate! Something I could see perhaps a gang or an organization like the mafia doing but an entire country! The brain of free people does not work in a way to conceive or accept this type of barbarism. Even in a free world bad things happen even in high courts through mistakes or violation of civil rights. For this to be openly accepted as law and forced upon a people is unacceptable in a world of human dignity. The spark of freedom has been lit and this action cannot be tollerated and will not be tollerated. Religion is sacred but not to the point of insanity for who is to truly say which if any religion is factual!

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Posted by: Tayo Adel at October 2, 2003 03:36 AM

simply this is the islam kill kill kill the word kill is written in koran hundereds of time more than love they are doing what this religious tell them to do It is not their fault you know whose fault it is

Posted by: haidert at May 6, 2004 11:14 AM

Mr. Abdul--

Blasphemy? People can say whatever they want about religions, and they should not have to fear persecution and hatred from governments. The Saudi government cannot be pardoned for this heinous act, yet another in a long line of their encroachment upon human rights.

Posted by: NoraL at January 2, 2005 10:10 AM

Blasphemy? Saudi Arabia has had a notorious record of human rights violations including the Death Penalty for Apostasy or Leaving Islam
People in the Saudi Kingdom aren't free to choose what faith to believe or free to criticize discrepancies in Islam the oppression of Citizens denying basic rights of the Citizens of Saudi Arabia makes the Saudi Kingdom a perfect breeding ground for Global Terrorism!

Posted by: D.C. at March 13, 2006 11:27 PM

any religion which requires the sacrifice of a human life for speaking something different than it's tenets is barbaric. if islam started in th 600's a.d. with the prophet mohammed than i figure as a moral/value system it has evolved to about the point of christianity in the 1600's during the shameful period of the inquisition to purge christianity of non-believing heretics. maybe islam will "mature" as a belief system by the 25th century...except i think by then we will all have destroyed each other by then in our self righteousness for the triumph of the one true faith.

Posted by: at November 26, 2007 06:40 PM

To take one life on religious ground is a crime against humanity and God himself, how can you fight for God the ominipotent God who sees both in darkness,if islam have any credibilty as a religion,they should leave Allah to avenge insult and met out punishment as deem necessary and the muslim should for once allow peace to reign in this free world as i believe that islam is the greatest menace facing the 21st century and it should be eradicated by all necessary means

Posted by: parker jnr at October 14, 2008 12:11 PM

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