Mormon Woman Volunteers to Be Whipped to Save Saudi Blogger

“Are you as brave as Katrina Lantos Swett?”

That was the subject line of an email I received yesterday from the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.

Its founder, Katrina Lantos Swett, is also the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C.

She’s in the news this week because she and six other human rights activists have volunteered to take 100 lashes each of the 1,000-lash punishment that Saudi Arabia is meting out to a blogger accused of heresy against Islam.

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