Friday, December 23, 2005

So the system works.... not really.

The Religious Policeman reports that the teacher sentenced to three years and 750 lashes for teaching science and tolerance has been pardoned, along with another teacher sentenced to a similar punishment for criticizing arranged, loveless marriage. It's nice that the Saudi's decided, given the publicity involved, to pardon these men, but it leaves in place a system which will produce more of them.

Of course, if you're shameless, then even publicity won't stop you. No, you'll just claim that those who oppose you are "soft"....

Works for the Saudis. Why not us?

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