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Justice In The Kingdom Of Saud

by @ 3:46 pm on November 17, 2007. Filed under In The News, Islam, Religion

A woman in Saudi Arabia is raped and gets convicted of violating laws against segregation of the sexes:

A lawyer for a gang-rape victim in Saudi Arabia who was sentenced to 200 lashes and six-months in jail says the punishment contravenes Islamic law.

The woman was initially punished for violating laws on segregation of the sexes – she was in an unrelated man’s car at the time of the attack.

When she appealed, judges doubled her sentence, saying she had been trying to use the media to influence them.

Her lawyer has been suspended from the case and faces a disciplinary session.

This what the enlightened Arabs that President Bush claims to be our allies call justice.

Tell me again why we’re bothering to defend them ?

3 Responses to “Justice In The Kingdom Of Saud”

  1. snapped shot says:

    Caption of the Day…

    This is pretty funny for an unintentional faux pas. In some of the more regressive cultures of the Middle East, it might also double as a rather controversial statement.

    A woman exists a bus below campaign posters of Jordanian parliament candidates…

  2. [...] Last week, I wrote about the case of a Saudi woman who was sentenced to flogging and prison time after being raped. [...]

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