Dear Saudi Arabia
I understand we don’t see eye to eye. I know you have a rich history and a rich culture, I also know that you are setting fire to it. It is not the decadent west destroying Arab culture.
It is Islam.
The best example is the sort that breeds the sort of idiot who can question Norway’s Human Rights record.
Saudi Arabia has criticised Norway’s Human Rights Record by claiming the country is failing to protect Muslim Citizens and has not made criticism of the Prophet Mohammed illegal.
To which I say “Islam is just another religion, no different from the rest. If your gods and prophets are real then we will have to deal with them when we die. We live good lives and if that is not enough for your god? Then he is not a good god but a tyrant. A megalomaniacal dictator who brings pain and sadness.
This unflinching faith in a god has lead Saudi Arabia down a dangerous and blind road. A road where they think Norway is breaking more human rights than Saudi Arabia. Oh don’t worry Saudi, Russia is on your side too.
Well Saudi is demanding that all criticism of Islam and Mohammed to be made illegal. To which I have a response?
Any atheist muslims who are leaving Islam in the Manchester Region? We will go out and eat the most blasphemous meal EVER. I offer this to Hindus and Jews and anyone with a dietary restriction dictated by an imaginary being. We can make it a pot luck. We each bring something blasphemous and we eat it together. Just to fuck with Saudi Arabia’s completely clueless lot. Hell! I am back in August and am ever the optimist! Let us make it a BBQ. Any takers?
The real hilarity was Saudi Arabia also brought up Domestic Violence (Legal In Saudi Arabia), Rape (Marital Rape and rape of workers is common) and Inequality (Are you kidding me? Saudi Arabia is one of the prime locations for human traffic for workers on the planet). It’s not the pot calling the kettle black, it’s the chimney telling the silver that it’s got a bit of tarnish on it.
“It is a paradox that countries which do not support fundamental human rights have influence on the council, but that is the United Nations,”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I am extremely serious about the First Ever Million Gods Blasphemous BBQ though. Mainly cause I like BBQ and I haven’t had one in ages. So any takers? You don’t have to have a religious dietary restriction to break it.