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Saudi court sentences rape victim to 90 lashes
Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 2, 2006 | DPA

Posted on 11/02/2006 8:39:44 AM PST by Mount Athos

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.

The four, all married, were sentenced respectively to five years and 1,000 lashes, four years and 800 lashes, four years and 350 lashes, and one year and 80 lashes.

A fifth, married, man who was stated to have filmed the rape on his mobile phone still faces investigation. Two others alleged to have taken part in the rape evaded capture.

Saudi courts take marital status into account in sexual crimes. A male friend of the rape victim was also sentenced to 90 lashes for being alone with her in the car.

The court heard that the victim and her friend were followed by the assailants to their car, kidnapped and taken to a remote farm, where the raping occurred.

The victim was quoted by Okaz newspaper as saying she had expected harsher penalties for the assailants, especially as they had pleaded not guilty.

Her husband and family said that they would appeal to the court Saturday for harsher penalties for a crime which has shocked public opinion in Saudi Arabia and been the subject of months of debate.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; ksa; rape; religionofpeace; religionofrape; rop; saudi; sharia

1 posted on 11/02/2006 8:39:45 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

The "Religion of Peace" strikes again............(no pun intended)


2 posted on 11/02/2006 8:40:57 AM PST by soozla ("It is God's job to judge the terrorists....it is our job to arrange the meeting" - U.S. Marines)
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To: Mount Athos
Saudi Arabia = The taliban with money...
3 posted on 11/02/2006 8:41:51 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Mount Athos
Saudi courts take marital status into account in sexual crimes.

Why?

4 posted on 11/02/2006 8:42:35 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: All

Waiting to hear the Democrats comdemn these acts of cruel and unusual punishments.

*silence*


5 posted on 11/02/2006 8:43:36 AM PST by excalibur1701
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To: Mount Athos
Can we put the intellectual argument for "Diversity" to bed now? I don't see what someone from a society that castrated little girls and beats the crap out of rape victims would bring to the table.
6 posted on 11/02/2006 8:44:36 AM PST by jackieaxe (Unsourced reporting is not reporting but a lie or a manipulation)
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To: Mount Athos


But I was told that Islam respects women.


7 posted on 11/02/2006 8:45:12 AM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Fishtalk

These people are mentally ill. I cannot phathom how Islamic women defend this culture. They are beaten, rape, killed and mutilated, but they still suggest that Islam has respect for women.... crazy...


8 posted on 11/02/2006 8:46:04 AM PST by brwnsuga
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To: Mount Athos

That'll teach her to leave herself uncovered for roaming cats.


9 posted on 11/02/2006 8:46:08 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Mount Athos

Animals!


10 posted on 11/02/2006 8:47:33 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Mount Athos

And the Dimocraps want us to "talk" to these people? Is this their "better way"? NOW would not fit well in a Muslim state, and that may not be all that bad.


11 posted on 11/02/2006 8:47:41 AM PST by caisson71
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To: Mount Athos
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.

My understanding of reality simply cannot grasp how a society puts up with crap like this. A lib co-worker said that we are in the Middle East forcing our values on these societies that do not want it. I said, "Why don't we ask the women if they enjoy living the way they are forced to live under their current laws."
12 posted on 11/02/2006 8:47:50 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Hey hypoCRATS, POLLS ARE NOT ELECTION RESULTS. GET A CLUE!)
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To: Mount Athos

Some of the idiots at DU who are crying about a Bush "theocracy" need to read this....


13 posted on 11/02/2006 8:47:53 AM PST by NRA1995 (Clinton "tried", 3000 died)
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To: excalibur1701

John Kerry (also known as John Carry to the U.S. Military) may say something about it ... before he doesn't.


14 posted on 11/02/2006 8:49:06 AM PST by BW2221
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To: Mount Athos
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.

Hey, it's a step up - better than having the child buried up to her waist and stoned to death... Sometimes a judge will rape a female child who has committed some so-called crime ( it's a crime to be alone in a room with a male that's not a relative) before killing her. The rape is to make sure the child can't get into heaven... Allah might take pity on a virgin... These folks are sick and they're recruiting in our prisons.

15 posted on 11/02/2006 8:51:17 AM PST by GOPJ (MSM's so busy kissing democrat butt that they miss big stories. Come up for air guys.)
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To: Tzimisce

sounds like Borak should be from Saudi.


16 posted on 11/02/2006 8:51:26 AM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: Tzimisce
But I was told that Islam respects women

As long as they are virtuous. By being alone in a car with a friend, she was obviously an immoral whore who deserved to be rapes and is likely being punished for her lack of virtue and for dishonoring her family by being promiscuous with those men. Good girls don't do things like that, at least according to muslim values.

17 posted on 11/02/2006 8:51:41 AM PST by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: Tzimisce
But I was told that Islam respects women.

Yea, they respect them so much and have so little trust in other men in their society that they must hide their women away and shroud every inch of them in clothing.

That is it! If they are so religious and pure, why is it that they do not have more self-control over their own actions? They must hide the women because they do not trust themselves or other men? Wonderful society. I mean praying five times a day doesn't drive some morals into your head?
18 posted on 11/02/2006 8:53:21 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Hey hypoCRATS, POLLS ARE NOT ELECTION RESULTS. GET A CLUE!)
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To: brwnsuga

Maybe there are legends, or even actual histories, that suggest the treatment of women was worse in pagan Arabia before Mohammed.

Of course, we know the status and treatment of women suffered a severe decline when Christian regions were Islamized, not that the feminists give Christianity credit for being the first religion to raise the status of women by abolishing first polygamy and later concubinage.


19 posted on 11/02/2006 8:53:29 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: brwnsuga
"These people are mentally ill evil. I cannot phathom how Islamic women defend this culture. They are beaten, rape, killed and mutilated, but they still suggest that Islam has respect for women.... crazy evil, just plain evil..."

There is no psychological diagnosis for these folks, no medicine and no 'therapy'. They worship evil and they reap what they sow, period.

20 posted on 11/02/2006 8:53:42 AM PST by TheCrusader
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To: brwnsuga

I think what you're seeing as mental illness is really just a culture caught in times past. Women have been basically treated literally like animals for the last several thousand years. It has only been in recent, modern times that some semblance of equality has emerged and I would say, gone too far in the opposite direction. It will eventually swing back to something more neutral. In any case, these middle eastern cultures are just held in a time warp. The women don't know anything different. It has been their culture for thousands of years.

The only way they will catch up with the rest of the world is through broader exposure to other ideas and education. That usually starts within their own societies as people begin to question old ways. One obstacle to that is Islamic theocracy and dictatorships, something the West is trying to free them of.


21 posted on 11/02/2006 8:54:29 AM PST by ableLight
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To: Tzimisce

and that women feel respected in Islam....

excuse me while I puke.


22 posted on 11/02/2006 8:54:43 AM PST by mockingbyrd (Good heavens! What women these Christians have-----Libanus)
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To: Mount Athos

Someone please explain to me again the difference between run of the mill mooslimbs and the islamofascist variety that have "hijacked" this wonderful 'religion.'


23 posted on 11/02/2006 8:54:43 AM PST by Roccus (Dealing with Democrats IS the War on Terror. [Stolen from FReeper Stallone])
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To: excalibur1701
Waiting to hear the Democrats comdemn these acts of cruel and unusual punishments. *silence*

Waiting to hear the same from our Administration

24 posted on 11/02/2006 8:54:52 AM PST by Lil Flower ("Without Love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing." St. Therese of Lisieux)
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To: Mount Athos
Why we allow this way of life across our borders is a mystery to me.
25 posted on 11/02/2006 8:55:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Mount Athos

Maybe she forgot to say no. /s


26 posted on 11/02/2006 8:56:22 AM PST by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: NRA1995
Some of the idiots at DU who are crying about a Bush "theocracy" need to read this....

Hey, lighten up. At least they aren't forcing rape victims to bear the rapists's children. That would be REAL victimization.

27 posted on 11/02/2006 9:01:37 AM PST by thulldud ("Para inglÚs, oprima el dos.")
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To: Tzimisce
Read the Book "The Arab Mind." The Arab culture from the Desert is largely the origin of the Saudi brand of Islam. Mohammad was from Mecca, and Islam adopted some of this culture, but the Wahabbis from Saudi are more conservative than other Arab countries. I lived there for 5 years in the 80s. Crime is virtually nonexistent (except for sexcrimes-don't let your children play alone outside). Islam does have a double standard for adultery. It allows men to do so, but not women. The penalty for adultery is stoning to death. Married men are allowed concubines.
In the desert culture, your future and life depended on survival of your family group (usually multi-generational with several families). If you lost your women, your family was threatened.
While in Saudi, we were warned that if single people were out at a restaurant together that the religious police would sometimes question them for IDs showing that they were married. I never saw that happen while I was there, but heard about it happening. There is really no dating in Saudi, especially out in public.
In the Arab culture, if you go up to a house, knock on the door and the wife comes to the door, then the husband comes up, he will presume fooling around.
28 posted on 11/02/2006 9:01:51 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: brwnsuga

**These people are mentally ill**

They are not mentally ill at all, they are evil and morally bankrupt. Mental illness and evil are NOT equivalent any more than a cancer patient and evil are equivalent.


30 posted on 11/02/2006 9:03:31 AM PST by Soothesayer (The end times are nigh! Repent and die!)
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To: The_Reader_David

It was worse. Arab tribes routinely exposed female infants. At least the Moslems stopped that. Needed the population for their military adventures.


31 posted on 11/02/2006 9:04:34 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: Mount Athos

One criminal. The US rounded up 11,000 criminals last week. Probably none will get lashes, but they are in a world of hurt anyway.


32 posted on 11/02/2006 9:06:13 AM PST by RightWhale (RTRA)
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To: Mount Athos

A pre-Election Day warning to the American voter what we are up against.


33 posted on 11/02/2006 9:07:40 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Mount Athos
Saudi Arabia must be a delightful place to visit.

(sarc)

34 posted on 11/02/2006 9:11:13 AM PST by shekkian
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To: Mount Athos

Pisslam the Evil Cult of Satan BUMP


35 posted on 11/02/2006 9:16:55 AM PST by montag813
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To: 2banana

Saudi Arabia = The taliban with money...

wish I'd thought of that


36 posted on 11/02/2006 9:44:44 AM PST by Mac1
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To: Roccus

"Someone please explain to me again the difference between run of the mill mooslimbs and the islamofascist variety that have "hijacked" this wonderful 'religion.'"

Islamofascists are the ones that cut yer head off for not adhering to the "Religion of Peace", while run of the mill Muslims stand by and say nothing because they are afraid they will get their heads cut off by the Islamofascists.


37 posted on 11/02/2006 9:42:35 PM PST by incredulous joe (",...meanwhile, there was a lull in violence toward the end of the Holy month of Ramadan,...")
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To: Mount Athos

Yeah, our feminists will be all over this...not.


38 posted on 11/02/2006 9:44:01 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Mount Athos

Saudis, our 'allies' in the WOT.


39 posted on 11/02/2006 9:45:05 PM PST by Aikonaa
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To: Aikonaa
Where the hell is NOW when crap like this happens?
Not a word of protest from the feminazies!!!!!
40 posted on 11/02/2006 9:48:59 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Scotswife
That'll teach her to leave herself uncovered for roaming cats.

Better yet. If you want to avoid rape, don't leave the house at all. Oh yeah, and be sure to draw the curtains and lock the doorsand windows you never know when a wild animal might be in the vicinity.

41 posted on 11/02/2006 9:54:15 PM PST by semaj
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To: Kerretarded

What was his response?

CA....


42 posted on 11/02/2006 10:05:45 PM PST by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've once again found that silly grin!)
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To: incredulous joe

Kinda like Germany in the 30's, I guess.


43 posted on 11/03/2006 3:51:24 AM PST by Roccus (Dealing with Democrats IS the War on Terror. [Stolen from FReeper Stallone])
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To: Roccus
"Kinda like Germany in the 30's, I guess" No. The Germans were civilized compared to the Islamofascists. Additionally, a lot of the people that Hitler put in charge of his nasty business were simply psychopaths.

I have compared the "blood lust" of the mad muzzies to the Empirical Japanese, which were featured in the book "Flags of our Fathers".

Don't know how they come off in the movie, but I'm sure they probably couldn't put all of the disgusting things that the Japanese did on the pacific rim and during it's incurssions into the Asian mainland in a movie.

At any rate, all of them; the Nazi's, Tojo's Kamikazis and the Islamofascists are all evil.
44 posted on 11/03/2006 4:15:43 AM PST by incredulous joe (",...meanwhile, there was a lull in violence toward the end of the Holy month of Ramadan,...")
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To: Chances Are

First he reluctantly agreed and then he said, "But I heard most of them feel more comfortable wearing their burka."


45 posted on 11/03/2006 5:31:13 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Hey hypoCRATS, POLLS ARE NOT ELECTION RESULTS. GET A CLUE!)
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To: ableLight

Actually, this sort of thing has NOT happened in Europe for the last several thousand years...


46 posted on 11/03/2006 5:43:51 AM PST by Mr Rogers (I'm agnostic on evolution, but sit ups are from Hell!)
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To: Mount Athos

47 posted on 11/03/2006 5:50:33 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Mathemeticians are machines that turn coffee into theorems.)
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To: semaj

"Better yet. If you want to avoid rape, don't leave the house at all. Oh yeah, and be sure to draw the curtains and lock the doorsand windows you never know when a wild animal might be in the vicinity."

There ya go...she should have known that these married muslim men were incapable of behaving like decent human beings. They were defenseless in the presence of her charms.


48 posted on 11/03/2006 8:07:35 AM PST by Scotswife
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