Saudi Arabia is home to Mecca, the center of Islam, so its sentencing a 19 year-old victim of gang rape to 200 lashes defines Islam as beyond civilized discourse.
November 2, 2006. A Saudi court has sentenced a gang rape victim to 90 lashes of the whip because she was alone in a car with a man to whom she was not married.
The sentence was passed at the end of a trial in which the al- Qateef high criminal court convicted four Saudis convicted of the rape, sentencing them to prison terms and a total of 2,230 lashes.
November 17, 2007. A Saudi court has increased the sentence given to a gang rape victim to 200 lashes of the whip and six months in prison because she had been alone with her attackers.It also ordered disciplinary action against her lawyer for talking to the media.
The Brown and Bush administrations have remained silent on this barbarism – even inviting the Saudis to the Annapolis farce.
To her credit, Clinton objected:
Said Mrs. Clinton, “This is an outrage. The Bush administration has refused to condemn the sentence and said it will not protest an internal Saudi decision. I urge President Bush to call on King Abdullah to cancel the ruling and drop all charges against this woman. As president I will once again make human rights an American priority around the world.”
Muslim depravity isn’t unique to the Saudis:
November 26, 2007. A British primary school teacher in Sudan is facing 40 lashes and up to six months in prison after allowing her pupils to name a teddy bear after the prophet Mohammed.
It’s Islam that needs flogging, not teenage rape victims, and we should cease to sell it weapons, stop buying its oil, and exclude it from our societies.
That won’t happen anytime soon, but the disgust of ordinary westerners for the culture of these primitives will ultimately prevail.