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 Post subject: Saudis order 40 lashes for elderly woman for mingling
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:54 am 
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A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a 75-year-old Syrian woman to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from the kingdom for having two unrelated men in her house, according to local media reports.

According to the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan, troubles for the woman, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi, began last year when a member of the religious police entered her house in the city of Al-Chamli and found her with two unrelated men, "Fahd" and "Hadian."


I really had no idea where to file this story, but I thought since it was a cultural thing in SA, maybe here? And this is the country that Bush sucked up to with no compare, ya, I don't know, if torturing people for things they can't even help is alright, then why do we consider it bad when its done by some other countries?

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/03/ ... index.html

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 Post subject: Re: Saudis order 40 lashes for elderly woman for mingling
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:58 pm 
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The Saudi regime is oppressive to the extreme. Can you imagine a "religious police" coming to your house to check up on you? :roll: I am convinced, though, that it wouldn't have been such a farfetched idea if W had gotten his way and ultimately been able to declare himself an American "dictator."

Maybe that's one of the reasons (besides their oil) why he liked the Saudi government so much. He got to pretend he was a dictator when the Saudi entourage came to visit!

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