‘Hate crimes are being used as a propaganda tool’ – Saudi blogger
Saudi blogger Saad Al-Khair, known as “Hate Crimes are being Used as a Propaganda Tool,” has become a trending topic on Twitter, where he frequently uses the hashtag “#HateCulture” and “#CannabisCulture.”
“The Saudis have always tried to control the culture of their countries and we know they will continue to do so.
The Saudis and their allies in the Gulf countries will continue using hate crimes against people who disagree with them and the Saudis will use the same tactics against the culture,” Al-Kaher told Newsweek.
Al-Kahel, a Saudi blogger who has published several articles critical of Saudi Arabia, has also been arrested multiple times in Saudi Arabia.
In 2015, Al-Hussein was sentenced to six months in prison after he was found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to seven years in prison.
He was released from prison in November 2016 after the Saudi government agreed to pay his family $20 million.
Al Kaher said he received death threats when he wrote an article for the website Al Jazeera, criticizing Saudi Arabia for its treatment of prisoners.
“The Saudi government uses the Saudi hate crime laws to silence its opponents.
They are not going to stop because the Saudi media and its allies have taken the law into their own hands,” he said.”
In the end, they have no choice but to use hate crimes to control people’s minds.”