Friday, October 23, 2015

AngryArabiya (female for Angry Arab in Arabic) sentenced to prison for trashing U.S. ally's picture

"The activist, Zainab al-Khawaja, who turned 32 on Wednesday, ripped up a picture of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa during a court hearing related to charges that she insulted the monarch in exactly the same way in 2012." "Writing on her popular @AngryArabiya Twitter feed that year, Ms. Khawaja defended the act of ripping up the picture as a legitimate form of peaceful protest against the monarchy. I believe tearing up pictures of a criminal dictator is a legitimate method of peaceful resistance #Bahrain #KingsTornPics— angry arabiya (@angryarabiya) Oct. 17, 2012"