The Message From the Saudis Is Nothing

…if not clear.

The Saudi Justice Ministry Tuesday issued a “clarification” of a court’s handling of a rape case and the increased punishment — including 200 lashes –meted out to the victim.
…The woman was originally sentenced in October 2006 to 90 lashes. But that sentence was more than doubled to 200 lashes and six months in prison by the Qatif General Court, because she spoke to the media about the case, a court source told Middle Eastern daily newspaper Arab News.

And a judicial system that lets you trade up for a stiffer sentence is nothing if not ‘justice‘.
Medieval, even.

…It said the case was treated normally through regular court procedures, and that the woman, her male companion and the perpetrators of the crime all agreed in court to the sentences handed down.

I’m sure the affirmative was nothing if not ‘sincere’.

(…”Currently she doesn’t have a lawyer, and I feel they’re doing this to isolate her and deprive her from her basic rights,” he said. “We will not accept this judgment and I’ll do my best to continue representing her because justice needs to take place.”)

If the lash count (as in, you know, ‘blood and chunks o’ flesh flying through the air, with horrific pain and scarring IF she lives‘) went up exponentially, why aren’t those arbiters of social justice also now slicing off a couple perpetrating schwanzes? You know…blood all around! How biblical! But that would change the rules and it would seem the rules say only women bleed.
Which is okay, too, you know, since…

“…And what they were saying to me is they want to reach out. They want American women to know what they’re like. And these women do not see covering as some sort of subjugation of women, this group of women that I was with.
That’s their culture. That’s their tradition. That’s a religious choice of theirs.”

…she CHOSE that life.

5 Responses to “The Message From the Saudis Is Nothing”

  1. Skyler says:

    A couple questions:
    1. Is “schwnaz” a technical term?
    2. Were any cats nearby when she was raped?

  2. Tainted Bill says:

    Yes, because in Saudi Arabia, you’re free to opt out of Islam if that is your desire.

  3. nightfly says:

    Yeah, if she didn’t want to be a Muslim, she should have been born in Japan or something.

  4. 1. No, but “schwANz” is. Akin to ‘gonads’ for polar bears, technically speaking.
    2. I’m sure they’re keeping that sort of information from the public, Skyler. They’re taking so much heat as it is now, only imagine the world outrage if there were kitties involved, too.
    3. Doesn’t George Carlin say, “If you don’t like the weather, move“? It’s like that with Saudi Islamics. You can change your religion as freely as you change your shirts. Or burqua.

  5. NJ Sue says:

    Everything I’ve heard about Saudi Arabia is repulsive. I would never travel there or live there for any amount of money, especially as they treat women like animals and slaves. I’d go to Iran a hundred times before I’d go to SA; at least it has some civilization and culture (which admittedly the imams are doing their best to stamp out).

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