Saudis to Sue Twitter User for Calling Poet’s Death Sentence ‘ISIS-like’


Ashraf Fayadh, a 35-year-old Palestinian poet, was sentenced to death for apostasy

Saudi Arabia’s justice ministry plans to sue a Twitter user who compared the death sentence handed down on Friday to a Palestinian poet to the punishments meted out by Islamic State.

“The justice ministry will sue the person who described… the sentencing of a man to death for apostasy as being `ISIS-like’,” the government-aligned Al-Riyadh newspaper quoted a source in the justice ministry as saying on Wednesday.

“Questioning the fairness of the courts is to question the justice of the Kingdom and its judicial system based on Islamic law, which guarantees rights and ensures human dignity”, the source seemingly told the pro-government newspaper.

They claimed the Kingdom’s courts would not hesitate to put on trial “any media that slandered the religious judiciary of the Kingdom”.

  • Alain

    If the Saudis were sueing Twitter instead, then I could get some what excited provided I would not need to choose between the two.

  • Wally Keeler

    And Canada sells billions$$$$ of LAVs to the medievalists in the desert. What Harper initiated, Justin will complete.

  • Maggat

    ” put on trial “any media that slandered the religious judiciary of the Kingdom”.

    OK, the religious judiciary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are a bunch of dog shite mental cripples. I’m waiting.

  • Nuke Saudi Arabia. ISIS, just like Al Queda, is simply the product of the Saud’s fascist ideology propagated more militantly abroad. Propagated globally instead of confined within the borders of the Kingdom. Or maybe we should just allow the Iranians to deal with them — the greatest fear of the fat lazy billionaire Sauds is a direct confrontation with Iran. Why should the West continue to offer the Sauds protection when they are clearly against fundamental Western values such as free speech and threaten to use law-fare against Westerners who practice it?

    • The Saudis, filth that they are, are more or less a slightly watered-down version of ISIS.