Skip to comments.Saudi May Have Hand Severed for Stealing Sheep
Posted on 06/03/2014 11:27:18 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Mother of 18-year-old man defendant appeals for mercy
A Saudi court ordered the amputation of the hand of an 18-year-old local man found guilty of stealing a sheep, triggering an impassionate appeal by his mother to reverse the verdict, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The court in the southwestern town Turba handed down the sentence in line with Sharia (Islamic law) enforced in the conservative Gulf Kingdom but legal experts believe he can appeal the sentence, Sabq Arabic language daily said.
His mother said her son Khalid confessed to his crime but added that the sheep owner had dropped the case after the sheep was returned to her.
I appeal for pardoning my son or giving him an alternative punishment now that the sheep has been returned and the owner dropped the case my son has been in jail for nearly seven months and my heart is breaking for him, she said.
Sabq quoted legal adviser Khalid Abu Rashid as saying the defendant can appeal the sentence under Saudi Arabias judicial law.
Could be worse.
He could have been shagging sheep.
U “beat” me to it...
Well that was kind of the problem.
The sheep was betrothed to another guy.
Alternate punishment? I can see them saying — ok we will give him 100 lashes instead.
Years ago I remember a stand up comic starting out his act by saying in the Arab countries when you commit a crime they amputate the part of the body that committed the crime, ie hand, arm, leg, fingers...
He then put his two arms behind his back and lifted on leg back so the audience had the impression he had a below the knee amputation.
He then said, ‘I’m the baddest mother in Saudi Arabia’.
Got to steal one first!
Bad typography? (Wonder if anyone will get the reference?)
That’s the way it’s done in the muslim countries. Maybe it should be done to our politicians as well, particularly in the WH.
So why were all the sheep smiling.....????
depending on how far his relationship went with the sheep,
he is damned lucky the IslamoNazis are only cutting off one of his appendages
Alluh is merciful today?
Their country, their laws, their people, their sheep, their choice.
A few hangings and handless people around here might shape things up pretty quickly. Beats the hell out of death by a thousand cuts that we are going through now.
Don’t be so impatient.
We have already accepted same-sex-marriage; we will soon accept sharia.
“...that’s Abdul-The-Kid’s girl you’ve got there.”