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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!”

  7. 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!”

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Davud,

    Don’t they have exorcism there? Shame that the RCC should have a monopolý.

    Ultimate decisions are seldom made by the people. Just look at USA.

  11. 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.

  12. 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….

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

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