Australian man Mansor Almaribe returned home earlier today after being arrested for blasphemy in Saudi Arabia whilst praying with fellow Shi’ite Muslims on the Hajj pilgrimage to Medina. Religious police apparently detained him for offending companions of the prophet of Mohammad in the Sunni majority country.
Mr Almaribe was forced to accept the 75 lashes or face a further 425 lashes and a year in jail after being convicted of blasphemy.
You know you have a mighty and all-powerful God when your country (let alone religion) requires the presence of religious police, and punishment for committing petty and harmless crimes of supposed blasphemy. Why not just leave it to your God to do the punishing later in the present or afterlife? Surely it’s blasphemous to believe you need to step in to protect your God?