Day: August 22, 2014

Saudi Arabia declares atheists terrorists under new laws targeting citizens who ‘call for secular thought in any form’

Daily Mail: Saudi Arabia has officially identified atheists as terrorists in sweeping new laws that threaten up to 20 years in prison for almost any criticism of the government or Islam. The regulations place secular citizens who commit thought crimes in the same category as violent terrorist groups such as […]

Pakistan Exploits ‘Failed State’ Image, Says U.S. Scholar

Christine Fair, a security affairs professor at Washington’s Georgetown University, has written extensively on Pakistan’s powerful army. Her new book, “Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War,” analyzes the ideological culture of the country’s security establishment. In an interview with RFE/RL correspondent Malali Bashir, Fair said Pakistan’s […]