Saudi Crowd Cheers as Blogger Raif Badawi is Flogged

This is despicable. Would I cheer if Merkel was publicly flogged?  Okay, I probably would, but I wouldn’t show it!

The wife of a Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for ‘insulting Islam’ has said crowds were ‘cheering like they were at a beach party’ as he was publicly flogged.

Raif Badawi, 33, was sentenced to ten years in prison and corporal punishment in 2014, and the first 50 of his lashes – which his wife says nearly killed him – was filmed.

She is now petitioning for the newly-instated Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to pardon her husband, urging Saudi-ally UK  and Prime Minister Theresa May to put pressure on the Arab state.

Read more on Daily Mail

Video of the flogging:

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