Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, November 21, 2005

The teacher at the wrong end of the lash

If you would like detailed information about Muhammad al-Harbi's Case the Saudi high school teacher who ran afoul of Islamic authorites, and was sentenced to almost three and a half years in prison and 750 lashes for charges ranging from praising Jews and Christians to witchcraft, you should check out this blog, which was

made by Saudi citizens feeling for Mohammed and whole-heartedly supporting his cause for a peaceful world. Muhammad al-Harbi does not know about his website and we voluntarily dedicate this space to him, his family, and all who support him. We are praying that Mohammed's innocence will prevail and that those who falsely accused him will be punished.
It's a little unclear whether the blog's creators agree with the Saudi perspective, and simply believe al-Harbi was falsely accused, or if they agree with al-Harbi's humanistic outlook, and view the Saudi's action as tyrannical. If the latter is the case, perhaps, just as al-Zarqawi went too far blowing up a Jordanian wedding, the Saudi religious authorities may have gone too far with their attack on al-Harbi. Certainly, my thoughts and best wishes are with him as he goes through the appeal process.