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Saudi court sentences rape victim to 90 lashes

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Nov. 2, 2006 17:46
    Saudi court sentences rape victim to 90 lashes
    By DPA
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    A Saudi court has sentenced a gang rape victim to 90 lashes of the whip because she was alone in a car with a man to whom she was not married.

    The sentence was passed at the end of a trial in which the al- Qateef high criminal court convicted four Saudis convicted of the rape, sentencing them to prison terms and a total of 2,230 lashes.

    The four, all married, were sentenced respectively to five years and 1,000 lashes, four years and 800 lashes, four years and 350 lashes, and one year and 80 lashes.

    A fifth, married, man who was stated to have filmed the rape on his mobile phone still faces investigation. Two others alleged to have taken part in the rape evaded capture.

    Saudi courts take marital status into account in sexual crimes. A male friend of the rape victim was also sentenced to 90 lashes for being alone with her in the car.

    The court heard that the victim and her friend were followed by the assailants to their car, kidnapped and taken to a remote farm, where the raping occurred.

    The victim was quoted by Okaz newspaper as saying she had expected harsher penalties for the assailants, especially as they had pleaded not guilty.

    Her husband and family said that they would appeal to the court Saturday for harsher penalties for a crime which has shocked public opinion in Saudi Arabia and been the subject of months of debate.

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  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    That's not possible. The Saudis are the good Muslims.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Would this be the same Saudi governement that is our ally? The same Saudi leadership that is friendly with the Bush family?
    You mean our friends the Saudis, Poin?
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If the friends of the Bushies keep treating people like this, next thing you know, they'll be flying planes into buildings.
  5. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    Come on people ... we all know that Islam is a religon of peace, not violence.

    She obviously deserved the lashes. I mean come on she was married and alone with another guy. It's obvious she must have been doing naughty things like talking to another man. The peaceful religous leaders decided that those lashings would clean her soul.
  6. She was probably flashing her ankles!

    Cane that infidel, ankle-flashing whore with the righteousness of Allah!
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    After reading that I can't understand what Michael Savage and people like him have against Muslims. Sound like his kind of guys.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You boys are jumping the gun. She may have cankles.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Ours? They may be your friends, they may be Bush's, they aren't mine.
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    That is some f-ed up stuff. Man, that made me sad.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Yes, poin, we realize no Muslim is a friend of yours.
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

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