1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think

Category: Book
By (author): Badawi, Raif
Foreword By: Krauss, Dr. Lawrence M.
Subject:  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd.
Published: July 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 7.50in x 4.50in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*

"Raif Badawi's is an important voice for all of us to hear, mild, nuanced, but clear. His examination of his culture is perceptive and rigorous. Of course he must be saved from the dreadful sentence against him and the appalling conditions of his imprisonment. But he must also be read, so that we understand the struggle within Islam between suffocating orthodoxy and free expression, and make sure we find ourselves on the right side of that struggle." -Salman Rushdie

The pivotal texts of Raif Badawi, the liberal Saudi Arabian blogger arrested for blogging about free speech, and sentenced to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison on charges related to accusations that he insulted Islam on his blog.

Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger, shared his thoughts on politics, religion, and liberalism online. He was sentenced to 1,000 lashes, ten years in prison, and a fine of around $315,000. This politically topical polemic gathers together Badawi's pivotal texts. He expresses his opinions on life in an autocratic-Islamic state under the Sharia and his perception of freedom of expression, human and civil rights, tolerance and the necessary separation of state and religion.

Review Quote*

"Raif Badawi's is an important voice for all of us to hear, mild, nuanced, but clear. His examination of his culture is perceptive and rigorous. Of course he must be saved from the dreadful sentence against him and the appalling conditions of his imprisonment. But he must also be read, so that we understand the struggle within Islam between suffocating orthodoxy and free expression, and make sure we find ourselves on the right side of that struggle." -Salman Rushdie

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Badawi writes for his generation, and for all those interested in changing the Arab and Islamic world for the better." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of Heretic and Infidel

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"By continually putting himself in the place of the other, Badawi shows us that the fight for personal and intellectual freedom is never someone else's job, somewhere else. His exhilarating call to action is a reminder that liberty everywhere is always a work in progress." - The Globe and Mail

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"Badawi's writings are refreshing ...This slim but fascinating and informative volume clearly brings home the consequences of our benign neglect of the Saudi totalitarian situation." -Library Journal