Saudi Arabian experts say the country is being remade in an unprecedented period of enlightenment, with reforms wiping out old traditions at an ever increasing pace. In its most recent decree, the country strikes a blow for equality by allowing the execution of religious clerics on equal footing with activists, murderers, magicians, apostates, gays, terrorists, traitors, intellectuals, and polytheists.
The Saudi expert Hamid Bin Hammam Al Taboon said the decision hopefully stops the berating by human rights critics, who have long been accusing Saudi Arabia of discrimination, “The country has put the clerics back in their place. Unfortunately, the system put them on a pedestal for too long. By listening to their opinions, granting them privileges, and giving them institutions where they could rule over people, we made them believe they were kings that could rule the government.”
Hamid said the clerics present an unrelenting danger to society, “They have monopolized the truth, traded in religion, and published fatwas to impose their control on people. These men delay Saudi Arabia’s steady march towards modernity by doing inconsiderate things like banning women from driving.”
Regarding the arrest of cleric Sulaiman al-Awude, Hamid urged the judge not to hesitate giving him the death sentence. “We will educate the people through his example,” he noted, “and besides, he doesn’t lose anything because he is both pious and devout and will inevitably go to heaven.”
He added, “To clarify, that does not mean he is innocent. On the contrary, he is completely unscrupulous. He even has the audacity to have more followers on Twitter than the custodian of the two holy mosques.”