• Petitioned US State Department

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Save Hamza Kashgari

    1. Jon Facemire
    2. Petition by

      Jon Facemire

      Bethesda, MD

A Saudi writer could be put to death for a tweet. Hamza Kashgari has been detained in Malaysia and may soon be extradited to Saudi Arabia where he could face execution for blasphemy. His crime was posting a couple of tweets about the prophet Muhammad, such as “I love many things about you and hate others, and there are many things about you I don’t understand.” and “No Saudi women will go to hell, because it’s impossible to go there twice.” Mild by western standards, these tweets could be the death of this 23 year old blogger. The US has given Saudi Arabia a pass for far too long when it comes to Human Rights. I call on the State Department to do everything in its power to save the life of Hamza Kashgari and to make a strong argument for freedom of speech as a universal right.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Hamza has been extradited from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia

      Jon Facemire
      Petition Organizer

      Hamza may be running out of time. Please spread the word and bring as much attention to this case as possible.

    3. Reached 10 signatures

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    • Sabreen Yousef ORLANDO, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm sure God does not thirst for this man's head on a platter- neither should we.

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    • Usama Hasan LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Abdullah bin Ubayy, leader of the hypocrites of Medina, mocked the Prophet (pbuh) and seriously slandered his favourite wife Aisha. Ibn Ubayy's followers harassed other wives of the Prophet, and noble women of Medina, and they deserted the Muslim army in cowardly fashion just before the battle of Uhud, contributing to the subsequent defeat. Understandably, many of the Prophet's disciples wanted Ibn Ubayy dead. But the Prophet refused, choosing instead to pray for the man and hoping that he would find faith. Would it not be better for Hamza Kashgari's opponents to try to win him over to their views?

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    • Torsten Lober ALTDORF, GERMANY
      • over 2 years ago

      For the Human Rights

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    • Krzysztof Sowiński RUDA ŚLąSKA, POLAND
      • over 2 years ago

      free speech must prevail

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    • Jonathan Thomas SAINT MICHAEL, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      Two words...free speech. No one should die because of what they think, especially when it doesn't hurt another person.

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