“Every Thing Is Fair And Just”

As King Abudullah pardons the poor girl who got raped

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has pardoned a female rape victim who had been sentenced to six months in prison and 200 lashes for being alone with a man who was not related to her, a Saudi newspaper reported Monday.
Saudi Justice Minister Abdullah bin Muhammed al-Sheik told al-Jazirah newspaper that the pardon does not mean the king doubted the country’s judges, but instead acted in the “interests of the people.”
“The king always looks into alleviating the suffering of the citizens when he becomes sure that these verdicts will leave psychological effects on the convicted people, though he is convinced and sure that the verdicts were fair,” al-Jazirah quoted al-Sheik as saying.

What a guy he is. Really, a prince among men.
Well, a king, actually.

She was initially sentenced in November 2006 to several months in prison and 90 lashes for being alone in a car with a man with whom she was neither related nor married, a violation of the kingdom’s strict segregation of the sexes.
Al-Sheik told al-Jazirah newspaper Monday that the king was the only official who could issue a pardon, and he did so despite the government’s view that the Saudi legal system was “honest” and “fair.”
The king’s order consolidates and confirms what is known about the Islamic courts,” said al-Sheik. “Efficient judges look into different cases and issue their just verdicts and those convicted have the right to appeal.”

Truer words were never written, al-Sheik old buddy.

2 Responses to ““Every Thing Is Fair And Just””

  1. I’m still having a very difficult time coming up with a legitimate reason why we have not destroyed the Soddy government.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Three words:

    Light, sweet, crude. Not necessarily legitimate, but there it is.

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