Monday, December 3, 2007


"In Saudi Arabia, a woman who was gang-raped was sentenced to 90 lashes. The reason? Before the rape, the woman, who was then 19, had been in a car with a man who was not a family member — a crime under the kingdom’s legal code, which is based on a strict Wahabi reading of Islamic law. Punishing the victim of a brutal rape is reprehensible. Then a Saudi appeals court more than doubled her lashings to 200 and added six months’ jail time, apparently because she had the audacity to publicly challenge the court’s ruling. Her lawyer had his license to practice suspended."

Saudi Arabia, where most of the 9/11 terrorists came from, where Osama Bin laden comes from and still has family and supporters, especially financially, where the fundamentalist form of Islam that justifies killing non-Muslims and trains young boys to be violent jihadists is supported and financed, and where the Bush family has deep ties that helped make them one of the richest and most powerful families in our nation's history. The same Bush family that justified fighting Irag (a secular Arab state in which women could wear what they wanted to, drive cars, become preofessors and doctors and lawyers etc.) twice, by saying it wanted to defend "democracy and freedom"—as found in the nation of their buddies, Saudi Arabia?

Hypocritcal bastards.


tom said...

odd that no matter how many times this is pointed out - nobody seems to bring it up in political debates - or in rebuttal to the neocon talking heads that dominate Fox and other networks - who would have us think that the only evil in American politics are the Clintons

Unknown said...

Now that the NYT has criticised the Islamic practice of violence against women, the various leftist womens groups like Nat Org. of Women, Code Pink etc. will notice that all the evil in the world is not concentrated in the Bush administration, Evangelical Christians, Catholic Church or anyone else who has respect and admiration for Western civilization.