Saudi Arabia has sentenced an Australian man — a Muslim himself — to 500 lashes for blasphemy for supposedly insulting the companions of Muhammad while on a hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. If you can’t even escape the blasphemy laws being a devout Muslim on a hajj, non-Muslims don’t have a chance in hell.
Reason #6572 To Love the First Amendment
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