The Saudi Sharia system has again made headlines with its perverse view of justice. The latest victim is a businesswoman who will receive 50 lashes for merely insulting the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, or the Saudi morality police. Of course, the Saudi morality police is widely ridiculed and denounced as a group of religious fanatics upholding a medieval system of religious law.
You will recall that this is the same organization of lunatics who blocked girls from escaping a fire in Mecca because they were not appropriately covered according to Islamic standards. Fifteen would die in the interests of Islamic modesty at the hands of the morality police. Better to be burned alive than expose their hair in public.
This is also the same group that has been killing people in car chases and harassing families recently in malls. In other words, if there is any group of individuals more worthy contempt than the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.
The victim in the latest atrocity insulted members of the morality squad when they entered a cafe looking for immoral acts like women sitting with unrelated men. Some of the woman’s employees had to run in fear of being arrested on immigration issues. The victim was then arrested for “cursing the morality police” and calling them “liars.”
A Saudi judge applied Sharia law and sentenced the woman to be flogged.
The fact that this is a woman cannot be easily dismissed given the work of these religious fanatics in arresting women for not dressing modestly or appearing in public with men who are not related to them. To have a woman confront these morality thugs takes an enormous amount of courage and likely magnified the anger for the religious police. Of course, she could hardly make a fast getaway: women are still not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.
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I don’t understand, why don’t all the Saudi women just commit suicide? I would. No point in being a female there, in my opinion. Better to be dead. Maybe since they’ve been indoctrinated to believe most women are going to hell, they might not be in a hurry to get there. Out of the frying pan and into the fire though, I suppose. Sounds nasty.
Oh, look, Christian bashing right on cue. Too funny.
I think Limey is confusing “created equal” with equal ability, temperament, lifestyle, or means, when it is typically defined as equal rights, as the passage goes on to explain later.
You can have equal rights, or you can have equal condition, but you cannot have both.
People jump on the term “morality police” and yet we do have laws governing morality that are appreciated – such as the child support you mentioned, protections for gays and minorities. Those all could be perceived as non-religious morality laws. Thou shalt not abandon the child you procreated without support (unless you lie on the birth certificate and claim the father is unknown). Thou shalt not discriminate. Thou shalt not walk on a public street naked.
Those are all good.
Plus, parents and the community enact a form of morality policing.
Obviously, I would not want a religion’s laws codified into a type of Sharia Law besides the accepted laws against murder, theft, public nudity, false witness, and so on. I recall San Francisco recently had an interesting series of articles about nudists who were allowed to be in public naked. Can you imagine being the next person to sit on that trolley or restaurant seat? Or seating your kids in a restaurant where a bunch of nudists had just sat, hoping they practiced good bathroom hygiene so there won’t be any skid mark transfer to clothing? Or women having to deal with naked men in business?
I honor women brave enough to defy authority in a land with Chop Chop square and a well used lash that disfigures and kills. That takes real courage.
Sharia Law abuses human rights in each and every country where it is practiced, especially against women and gays. I met a teenager who told me she was arrested for wearing nail polish and for riding in a car with a boy who had a different last name than hers. He was her cousin. She’d been born in America but was visiting the Old Country with her family.
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