In 2012, Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, then 17, was arrested in the country’s Qatif province on reportedly shaky charges of illegal protesting and gun possession, the International Business Times reported Wednesday. There was never any evidence to support the guns charge.
After being arrested, al-Nimr was held in jail and not allowed to speak to a lawyer. According to the British legal aid group Reprieve, al-Nimr was subject to torture to extract a forced confession. A closed appeals process — which he was not invited to and occurred without his knowledge — dismissed any remaining possibility that the nation’s legal system would prevent his biblical execution.
“No one should have to go through the ordeal Ali has suffered — torture, forced ‘confession’ and an unfair, secret trial process, resulting in a sentence of death by ‘crucifixion,'” Maya Foa, director of Reprieve, said in a statement.
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And the next day, the United Nations (despite the date not being April 1) put Saudi Arabia, probably the nation with the worst human rights record on the planet, in charge of the Council on Human Rights.
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This sick joke is not accidental. There are powerful forces pushing the world in directions that favor Islamic extremism.
As I believe we are in the final seven years and that Islam is probably the religion of the False Prophet and the Antichrist, it is no surprise to see beheadings and crucifixions in the news. But the near total lack of concern among the fattened sheep-people of America and Europe as they watch the Middle East – that does surprise me. When Yazidis and Kurds and Christians in Iraq are gang raped and sold as sex slaves, where is the protest for America to react? When dozens of Libyan Christians are beheaded, where is the outrage? I guess most people are too concerned with sports and Kardashians to notice the parallels to the rise of Hitler or Stalin or the Antichrist…