The 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