Silver is a member of Raif Badawi’s international legal team; Abitbol is cofounder of the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom.
“We want to lead normal lives, lives where our religion and our traditions translate into tolerance.”
“For me, liberalism simply means, live and let live. This is a splendid slogan.”
Who could have imagined that these equally conciliatory concepts would result in such conflicting consequences?
Yet in Saudi Arabia, the advocate of one is heralded as a reformer, while the other is harassed for being a radical.
Indeed, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohamed bin Salman said the former; imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, the latter.
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