Daily Archives: June 7, 2015

Saudi Supreme Court Upheld Raif Badawi’s Sentence

by | June 7, 2015

Amnesty International Canada has published an update on the petition entitled “Mr. Rob Nicholson: Protect Raif Badawi from further whippings and do everything you can to secure his freedom”: Jun 7, 2015 — The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia upheld the sentence of Raif Badawi to 10 years of prison, 1000 lashes, etc. Ask Canada to… Read more »

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O Canada Where For Art Thou Canada?

by | June 7, 2015

In the late 1960s, Pierre Trudeau introduced his Omnibus Bill that made profound changes to the Criminal Code of Canada. As detailed on Wikipedia, this bill: …proposed, among other things, to decriminalize homosexuality, allow abortion and contraception, and regulate lotteries, gun possession, drinking and driving offences, harassing phone calls, misleading advertising and cruelty to animals. Pierre… Read more »

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Where’s the monument to victims of religion?

by | June 7, 2015

The devastatingly horrible news has come for blogger Raif Badawi and his family that the Saudi supreme court has upheld the guilty verdict against him, and confirmed punishment of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, for the crime of “insulting Islam”. And yet, the Canadian government considers Saudi Arabia to be an ally, happily… Read more »

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Earth-shaking selfies

by | June 7, 2015

I do not wish to make light of the tragic deaths of the people who died as a result of Friday’s earthquake on Mount Kinabalu (Malaysia’s highest peak).  That being said, I’m trying to decide which is the worse reflection on the human condition:  The frivolous idea that it’s an accomplishment to take a selfie… Read more »

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