Prominent Saudi Cleric Released After Paying “Blood Money” In The Alleged Beating Death Of His Five-Year-Old Daughter

article-2273171-1755D803000005DC-483_634x387Saudi preacher gets fine and short jail term for raping and killing daughterThe Saudi legal system has a new outrage for the world. This case involves a prominent cleric who confessed to beating his 5-year-old daughter to death. Reports say that Fayhan al-Ghamdi doubted the girl’s virginity. Various sources reported that she had a crushed skull, broken ribs, broken back, burn marks, and had been repeatedly raped, while others reported that Lama al-Ghamdi was raped and burned. Fayhan al-Ghamdi often appears on television to discuss Islamic and moral questions. He was freed after paying just $50,000 in “blood money” under the primitive Saudi legal system.

Fayhan al-Ghamdi only spent a few month in jail and admitted to using a cane and cables to beat the child. Witnesses said that he doubted the five-year-old’s virginity and had a medic confirm her virginity.

He agreed to pay her mother the blood money and the Saudi judge declared that that was sufficient punishment for the cleric. By the way, the $50,000 is the going rate for a girl . . . a boy is twice as much under the sexist Saudi laws.

Of course, they are still cutting off the hands of thieves in the Kingdom and imprisoning fortune tellers but beating your five-year-old daughter to death is a matter for a simply money order.

The continued reference to this as a “legal” system and these individuals as “judges” degrades the entire profession.

Source: Daily Mail

38 thoughts on “Prominent Saudi Cleric Released After Paying “Blood Money” In The Alleged Beating Death Of His Five-Year-Old Daughter

  1. He agreed to pay her mother the blood money and the Saudi judge declared that that was sufficient punishment for the cleric. By the way, the $50,000 is the going rate for a girl . . . a boy is twice as much under the sexist Saudi laws.”

    The Saudi’s are part of OIl-Qaeda … what we won’t do for fossil fuels.

    If they had no oil they would have no sympathy from governments.

  2. How can anybody, even the most radical Islamist, see this monster as a ‘moral’ leader? At some point doesn’t revulsion set in?

  3. This has been the norm in that country for as long as i can remember. I do not ever want this to be the norm here. I do not think america should do business with this country and I do not care if I have to use horses again as a result. or even cook with wood or corn or heat like that too. I know that the dollar is backed by oil and that needs to change too, this would be the right step for change in america if the dollar was not a power, which it is not anymore and that my friend is why the Constitution and the people of america are threatened. The dollar should never dictate anything or law or life or death, It should only be a means to guard against injustice and tyranny not promote it.

  4. I saw this story a few days ago & the details, published in on a Middle Eastern papers web site are horrific. The descriptions are stuck in my mind and are really bothering me.

    There are people, like the news org that reported the story, in the ME that are working to expose this sort of criminal abuse. But they have a tough row to hoe as the sort of good ol boy attitudes that generate these sorts of crimes are strongly entrenched in the nations leadership as well as in their religious leaders.

    But don’t kid yourself. This is not a “Muslim crime” as comforting as it may be to you to pretend its only those people that do these sorts of things. There are plenty of screwed up people in the world, in your country and in your religion. Having the backing of the power structure (church or state) elevates the evil by making it acceptable. Every Muslim is not guilty of these crimes or even sympathetic to the criminal just as every Catholic is not guilty of child rape nor supportive of the leaders who promoted it. The evil is not one particular religion nor even religion in general but in the power structure built around the religion and their use of the Great Hairy Thunderer as a shield against all criticism.

  5. It is ultimately the people that live in a society that determine the borders of acceptability and status quo. This cleric should have claimed he was symbolically beating the suspected, nonexistent rapist, and his daughter was just collateral damage.

  6. I too read about this crime previously. It seems, this father doubted the ‘Virginity’ of his 5 year old daughter… ridiculous to even think about in the first place… unless the father had some foreknowledge.How would a Father even be given reason to doubt the virginity of a 5 year old…. unless he was involved in the extraction & destruction of said virginity in the first place??? And, since autopsies are forbidden by Islamic law, there is no proof available either way, My thoughts are that this man is a Pedophile, who committed murder to cover his other vile crimes……… Women in Saudi Arabia are seen as less than cattle….

  7. I’ll go with Frankly.

    Plus, is it not time to find a good reason to take over power (and the oil).
    Or at least use a little drone activity. We got’em in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti (allegedly). Of course we will deny the attacks and blame internal Saudi rebels who blow up mosques and desert mansions. Ho ho Princes and Saudi clerical debauchers.

  8. Five.

    After reading the list of her injuries?

    I’d pay $50,000 just to beat this animal within an inch of his life. Not to death, mind you. I’d want him to have his full measure of suffering due for doing that to a toddler.

    I’m pretty hard to make actually angry. This? This kind of thing really pisses me off.

  9. EBLB – the description I read said she had been sexually assaulted & it is assumed it was dear old dad that was the assailant. They believe he tried to cauterize the damage he did & ended up burning her severely. So I guess its like the cop who carries an extra gun so he is sure anyone he shoots will be armed when anybody goes looking, or how Cheney & Rummy knew Saddam had WMD.

    There isn’t a hell cruel enough for this inhuman, unhuman, monster.

  10. Gene @ 1, February 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I’m not a big fan of “Dune” but there is one line I think of for guys like this. When the Navigators Guild threatens the Emperor
    “You shall live out your days in a pain amplifier!”

  11. Frankly,

    Yep. Or in the words of Hanover Fiste from Heavy Metal, “Hangin’s too good for him! Burnin’s too good for him! He should be torn into tiny little pieces and buried alive!”

  12. Who is this god of the muslims that makes a man want to have sex with a 5 year old girl at the mear sight of her? He is indeed a god or rather a figment of imagination for men that want multiple wives and a way to justify it.

  13. What a disgusting excuse for a human being. I agree with Gene H. Death would be too merciful for this vermin. He needs to suffer a long and painful death. He is a rapist and a cold blooded murderer. I can’t even think of enough punishment for this thug.

  14. Usually what happens in the tent, stays in the tent. However, when you wear a tent things get out of hand.

    This calls for the jingle.

    Cleric, cleric, bo beric, bannanna fanna for ferret. Cleric! If the first two letters are ever the same, you drop them both and say the name…

    -Name Game song

    Pirate Territory. No autopsy for dead kid, no prosecution of rapist and killer with tent on head. No law, no justice. Fly over. Flush twice. Close the Embassy. Inform the Americans to stay the f out.

  15. Dont let any Saudi people into the United States. God only knows what goes on inside those tents on top of their heads. They eat dogs. This is an example of the “One Child Policy” in Saudi Arabia.

  16. when are decent Muslims going to put a stop to this madness?

    Only Islam can cleanse Islam. The west cannot do it, we can only kill Al Qaeda, not the people who create Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is a result of clerics like this and only Muslims can deal with them.

    Why havent they risen up and said enough? Are they afraid? Do they implicitly condone these actions? If they are afraid, why? There are something like 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, are all cruel and inhuman? I cannot believe that, I have met many good people who follow Islam. Why cant they stop this madness? I know some are trying, why doesnt it seem to be working?

    I know there are Christians who have done similar things but it is very rare and it is almost universally condemned by other Christians. Is the condemnation just a function of our western values, would Christians behave similarly without the constraints of ancient Greek wisdom? Does our reverence for and celebration of life we get from the ancients, temper our religion?

    I would love to hear from a Muslim who condemns this behavior, who can explain to me how a cleric, a man of God, could kill and rape his daughter
    and be allowed to remain a cleric.

  17. It is time for the US to run not walk away from the houseod Saud. Saudi Arabia is a vile place because of the authoritarian gang that runs it. They sue religion to excuse their excesses just like this so called “cleric”.

    We protected them from Sadam. Why did we do that? Treasure and lives to protect this king of system. Treasure and lives to protect a familynthatnhappilu provides money and support tonthenworst of the worst.

    As to this “cleric”, stoning anyone? That certainly would be a punishment he would heartily support. One can hardly imagine the pain and fear he subjected his own daughter to in her last hours. This is the face of evil.

  18. Blood money is an option of mercy to a criminal that gives the victim a n opportunity to get some compensation and be merciful. . The mother accepted it. It is a variation on what has been and is done all the time in the West with lawsuits. It mixes the criminal ansd civil penalties and obligations. Not knowing more, my objection is that society still has to deal with him.

  19. Bron,
    “1, February 6, 2013 at 9:31 am
    “when are decent Muslims going to put a stop to this madness?”

    When are decent americans and swedes going to cleanse their own houses.

    Sadly, the top headline today in the free Swedish paper Metro, is about a 70-yearl old man who sexually molested a five year old girl that he was babysitting. Not relatives.

    I would castrate the cleric and feed the dogs. Followed by his entrails, inch by inch. Where the dogs fight and pull them out themselves.

  20. …if that is a problem for their legal system, and,… and,… all professions of law. just think (…up) what the norm is doing here (hic) while every one is getting drunk off of the holy spirit. (hic)
    but every dog has his day and, I know the commerecial is out there. sew, sue baaaaaa ruse.

    sew, if you think you think so clearly how did the angels get by you when it has wings and no air in space. wouldn’t a U.FO. would be far more efficient? I have seen shows about them. what would oxygen deprivation do when JESUS was taken up into the Heavens as written. (hic) I tell the atheist how to destroy all religion and even they deny the truth. hic!

    WHO MAKES YOUR LAWS? AND WHO CHANGED MINE?
    now a word from capital one with sven and the alligator moat, with hot oil commerecial, (hic.)
    GOD went commerecial and got nothing as written. so why do you complain to your elected officials who go to church, and follow Your churches that deny GOD. after all every government does the same.

    their goverment is cliaming ALLAH. WHO MAKES THEIR LAWS, AND, WHO CHANGED MINE?

    you can’t fix stupid but it will DAMN sure make you … (HIC)

  21. You could not be more wrong. The devil watches the ticking of the clock thinking that his end will be any second on that clock perishing in Gods glory seeing it as hell = a devouring fire.. That is what religions did not want you to know. How can trebling fear anticipating their ultimate end have any faith in it?

  22. You could not be more wrong. The devil watches the ticking of the clock thinking that his end will be any second on that clock perishing in Gods glory seeing it as hell = a devouring fire.. That is what religions did not want you to know. How can trembling fear anticipating their ultimate end have any faith in it?

  23. Satan is in him willingly doing to that girl what the devil in the devils jail wants to do to God not able to get near to his glory, and live. Satan out of frustration lashes out against souls in his unseen jail. Lost souls in the devils jail are waiting for their end of all ends. NDE people seeing that jail think they are seeing hell.

  24. As a humanist, it’s stories like this that remind me why religious fundamentalism must be opposed, and why this area of the world needs an Enlightenment period, as Christianity did 300 years ago. There have to be freethinkers like THomas Paines and James Madisons in that area of the world

  25. the guardian of truth would then know that it should never disagree with GOD.

    it is written in Mayan Prophecy that a white man would come in the end of times. did any christians inform the Mayans that the Mayans ARE correct? did any church blow Gabriel’s Horn? it’s written that the church, and the antichrist would assume the powers of god.

  26. Here in the Enlightened USA it would have been OK for this child to have been pulled apart and her remains sold to a medical supply house if she was still in her mother’s womb.
    How can a nation of babymurderers claim to have any moral standing to condemn this murdering thug?

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