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75 YO Woman Gets 40 Lashes Sentence

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

A criminal gets a public flogging by two officials in Saudi Arabia in the late seventies.

Saudi court sentences 75-year-old woman to lashes


CAIRO — A 75-year-old widow in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 40 lashes and four months in jail for mingling with two young men who are not close relatives, drawing new criticism for the kingdom’s ultraconservative religious police and judiciary…

The newspaper Al-Watan said the woman met with the two 24-year-old men last April after she asked them to bring her five loaves of bread at her home in al-Chamil, a city north of the capital, Riyadh.

Al-Watan identified one man as Fahd al-Anzi, the nephew of Sawadi’s late husband, and the other as his friend and business partner Hadiyan bin Zein. It said they were arrested by the religious police after delivering the bread. The men also were convicted and sentenced to lashes and prison.

The court said it based its ruling on "citizen information" and testimony from al-Anzi’s father, who accused Sawadi of corruption.

"Because she said she doesn’t have a husband and because she is not a Saudi, conviction of the defendants of illegal mingling has been confirmed," the court verdict read.

Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Islam prohibits men and women who are not immediate relatives from mingling. It also bars women from driving, and the playing of music, dancing and many movies also are a concern for hard-liners who believe they violate religious and moral values…

The woman’s conviction came a few weeks after King Abdullah fired the chief of the religious police and a cleric who condoned killing owners of TV networks that broadcast "immoral content." The move was seen as part of an effort to weaken the hard-line Sunni Muslim establishment.

Why not?

Allah knows best.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, March 9th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “75 YO Woman Gets 40 Lashes Sentence”

  1. catie says:

    Yes, these people are definitely worth snubbing the Brits over to be close friends with since every country in the world are all the same in our Deal Leader’s book. We sure want to be more like these people.

    • canary says:

      These are Ole Pelosioho’s and Obomo’s love they neighbor people, just like Americans. Makes ya want to fly a helicopter gun over them, tat ta tat ta tat ta

  2. beautyofreason says:

    Beating little old ladies, also known as the “religion of peace.” I suppose that dead people are quite peaceful, so maybe the label fits.

    Also in the news – a court in Afghanistan upheld a 20-year sentence for a journalist who dared say “men and women are equal.” The penalty was originally execution. I guess those would be the “moderate Taliban” that Obama spoke about.

    In Islam, wrong is right and right is punishable by death.

  3. Barbie says:

    How do these people even justify something like this? This is insane. (I know that’s an obvious comment but it defies basic human decency – didn’t Allah ever teach ’em about something called compassion?)

    • They “justify” it by interpreting their religion to make women sub-human and property.

      Allah is a slavemaster and Muslims believe they are his slaves. There is no love or compassion in master/slave relationship.

      But remember, what’s the lesson here, kiddies?

      1.) All cultures are the same and equally valid! So don’t you dare judge or even think there’s something inherently wrong about the way Islam treats women.

      2.) Christianity is worse! Just as Rosie O’Donnell. They don’t allow abortion and stuff, so they’re just as evil.

  4. Consilience says:

    These people are savages and should be dealt with accordingly…

    • Right of the People says:

      This is beyond barbaric, they have no decency at all let alone humanity or compassion. What is really ironic is that the libs don’t seem to have a problem with this. If we had Sharia law here, most of them like Rosie O and all of her merry band would be stoned or beheaded.

      Kill them all and let Allah sort them out.


  5. Colonel1961 says:

    My wife said she must have been a ‘Cougar’, whatever that means…

    • canary says:

      A cougar is an older woman dating a younger man. American slang I think she wanted some bread to eat. She no longer had her husband to fend for her.

  6. heykev says:

    YES WE CAN beat a 75-year-old woman with 40 lashes. But then again, Allah knows best. Next these women will be driving, playing of music and (gasp) dancing!

  7. Reality Bytes says:

    This from a bunch of “men” who can’t even do decent jumping jacks.

  8. GuppyNblue says:

    Women are always vulnerable where men are uncivilized. Of course, there was a time when even civilization didn’t offer women much and thats where these guys are stuck. Our own civilization may be modern and inclusive but if it breaks down (or reverts) it doesn’t bode well for women either.

    In a just world, this old woman would pull out an equalizer, blow these animals to hell and go home to her life. In a just world, wink wink.

  9. brad says:

    Considering what liberals have brought us: feminism, abortion, homosexuality,

    perhaps sharia law is an improvement. Maybe then, Rosie Odonnel, The View, Ellen Degeneres, and all the rest will be whipped every time they open their mouths? –I would sell tickets to that…..praise Allah!

  10. TickTock says:

    This is the religion of Anti-Christ. They shanghai’d the old testament and perverted it to make themselves “victims” of the “infidel” and use it to justify every conceivable atrocity, cutting off digits, limbs, heads, female circumcision, stoning, crushing, slavery, ad nauseum.

    They are the mirror image of Christians, whereas Jesus encouraged followers to take care of widows and orphans, the islamists beat the widows and tie bombs to the orphans, or use the orphans as sex toys and then tie bombs to them.

    B. Hussein Obama must be proud of his friends. Afterall, he’s doing the same thing through abortion and his New Nazi Order ‘science before ethics’ policy.

    Jesus said: “As you do unto the least of these you do unto me.”

    I pray this Creature fails… soon, please.

  11. oldswimcoach says:

    This woman is probably a victim of some type of “score settling.” I am willing to bet her nephew and his business partner pissed somebody in power off, and the retribution is being hidden under the guise of religious piety.

    We don’t have the complete story, but I’m pretty sure that Sharia law is the brutal vehicle being used to settle a score.

  12. VMAN says:

    Leave it to the AP to put a line like “the kingdom’s ultraconservative religious police” in the story. I don’t know a conservative ultra or otherwise that would condone an action like this. And where exactly are the defenders of woman’s rights, the NOW gang? Oh that’s right she didn’t want an abortion just a loaf of bread.

  13. Meg10 says:

    Religion of peace?!? You beat and imprison a widow whose only horrific crime is that she asked her nephew to pick her up a few loafs of bread?!? I hope that Muslims will be as outraged about this as the rest of the world is and stop supporting this horrendously cruel “religion of peace”.

    TixTock is right; their values are the exact opposite of Christian values. Christians are commanded to feed and care for the poor, fatherless and widowed. You don’t have to be a Christian to know that you don’t beat an old woman who asks for food, you simply have to be a HUMAN!!

    This is not the first story about the crimes of The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice and it certainly won’t be the last.

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