Blasphemy laws empower extremists

January 15, 2015 1:17 AM

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This should worry Americans and anyone else in the crosshairs of Islamic fundamentalism.

Last Friday, authorities in Saudi Arabia drove 30-year-old blogger Raif Badwai from his prison cell to the front of a mosque in the city of Jeddah and flogged him 50 times.

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