19 July 2012

Petition the White House: Pressure Indonesia to free Aan!

I recently posted about the infuriating case of Alexander Aan, an Indonesian atheist who was thrown in prison and slapped with a $10,000 fine for blasphemous postings on Facebook.  He's also received numerous death threats, and some fundamentalist Muslims are calling for him to be executed.

Now there's a petition out on the White House's We the People service to pressure Obama to take a stand and call out Indonesia on this injustice.  If it gets 25,000 signatures, it will end up on his desk in the Oval Office.  It's currently at about 3100, so there's a long way to go.  Go. Sign. It.

In my opinion, any person who values freedom of expression, be they atheist or not, should be signing this.

As I said in my post on Skeptic Freethought about this issue: If you are an atheist and have ever expressed your views online, you would be a criminal in Indonesia.  Atheism should not be a crime anywhere.

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