Journalist Detained for Internet Remarks

Ok, so this is in Saudi Arabia. According to the Arab News:

Saudi journalist Rabah Al-Quwayi, 24, has been detained by Hail authorities in connection with his writings posted on Internet forums, which they allege place his Islamic faith in doubt.

The real reason I am mentioniong this is this part of the article:

The story of Al-Quwayi’s detention goes back to November when he was based in Hail as a part-time reporter for the Okaz newspaper. He said that unidentified people had been tracking his postings on Internet forums regarding religious extremism. His car was subsequently vandalized and a note was left on the dashboard that said: “In the name of God, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful: This time it is your car but next time it is you. Return to your religion and forsake heresy. This is the last warning.”

Is this not an example of talking out of both sides of their mouths? This contrasting double sidedness does not speak well of Islamic tolerance of ideas. It is similar to an episode of the West Wing were someone said that his district was so patriotic, that if the President came down there he might not make it out alive.
(HT: GOP Vixen)

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