Sharia in action in Saudi Arabia: Sri Lankan arrested for praying to Buddha, could be beheaded
I am confident that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is jetting his way to Saudi Arabia right now, so as to explain to the authorities there that Sharia is benign and completely compatible with Western notions of human rights.
Islamic Tolerance Alert from the Kingdom of the Two Holy Places: "Sri Lankan at Risk of Being Beheaded for Praying to Buddha," from The Chakra, July 26 (thanks to David):
A Sri Lankan youth employed as a domestic aid has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for praying to a statue of Lord Buddha, which is considered an offence according to Islamic Sharia law. According to the Bodu Bala Sena, the youth bearing passport no. 2353715 identified as Premanath Pereralage Thungasiri has been arrested by Umulmahami Police, which is a grave situation. While the youth is a Buddhist, the charge levelled against him is that he paid obeisance to the Buddha at the house where he was employed. (...)