Asks musician / horror writer Mick Farren about the Saudi gang-rape victim being sentenced to being whipped and the Sudan teacher being jailed and getting death threats for allowing a teddy bear to be named Muhammed.
“This global religious fundamentalism thing they’ve all got going on…maybe a bridge too far?”
I can only shake my head and agree as we attempt rapport with these horrible 12th century maniacs.
To make things worse, such religious fanaticism is deliberately stoked and encouraged by their respective governments for political gain, control, and to keep the populace from thinking about other things. Not that they are the only governments to do this or that zealot religious fanatics don’t exist elsewhere, but grotesqueries like this need to be challenged wherever they happen.
Update: Sudan has pardoned the teacher, so at least in one country, calmer heads prevailed.