Blogs and Flogs

By Bill Maher

Last week, Raif Badawi won the European Parliament’s 2015 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. He had a blog called Saudi Arabian Liberals, for which he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes.

 Another secular blogger, Faisal Dipan, was hacked to death on Saturday in Bangladesh for speaking out against…guess who? I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t Pat Robertson. It was Islamic militants, who executed him for, among other things, publishing books by the Bangladesh-born American writer Avijit Roy, whom they murdered in February.

 Three other bloggers were severely wounded in related attacks, and Bangladeshi bloggers have also been hacked to death in March, May, and September.

 I’ve heard barely a peep from American liberals speaking out for these liberals. Maybe they’re still tired from defending Clock Boy, pictured here with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, aka the Butcher of Darfur.

Isn’t it a little embarrassing for Obama that, just a few days after Clock Boy canoodled with the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the International Criminal Court, he had him to the White House?

 And aren’t American liberals supposed to like the International Criminal Court?