Media, public outcry over Saudi teacher sentencing :: Khaleej Times
The case of a Saudi high school teacher sentenced to three years in prison and 750 lashes for charges of mocking religion has opened a debate in Saudi Arabia, reports said yesterday.More at Arab News:
Mohammad Al Harbi’s case has attracted attention in the Press with both columnists and the public in general strongly attacking what is widely seen as a harsh and unjust sentence, the Saudi newspaper Arab News reported yesterday.
Al Harbi was talking to his pupils about his views on a number of current topics, such as Christianity, Judaism and the causes of terrorism.
Apparently Al-Harbi’s actions and comments against terrorism upset a number of Islamic studies teachers known for their fundamentalist beliefs. After the Al-Hamra blast in Riyadh, Al-Harbi copied an article, “Cavemen Go to Hell” written by Saudi columnist Hammad Al-Salmi in Al-Jazirah newspaper, attacking terrorists and extremists. Al-Harbi posted the article on the school bulletin board but it was ripped off and torn to pieces.Full and continuing coverage over at the Religious Policeman.