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Saudi Court Sentences Vctim of Gang Rape to 90 Lashes
Fox News ^ | 2 November 2006 | Brit Hume (Political Grapevine)

Posted on 11/02/2006 4:56:41 PM PST by Racehorse

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the victim of a gang rape to 90 lashes of the whip because she was alone in a car with a man other than her husband.

The Jerusalem Post reports the high-profile and controversial trial ended with the convicted rapists sentenced to punishments ranging from one thousand lashes to as little as 80 — 10 fewer than the victim — along with prison terms of between one and five years. The woman's family says it will appeal what it considers inadequate sentences for the rapists.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: gangrape; islam; ksa; rape; religionofrape; saudiarabia; sharia; women
When will those guys come out of the Dark Ages? Well, at least they didn't stone her or behead her in the public square.
1 posted on 11/02/2006 4:56:43 PM PST by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

But Prince Charles said that the world would be a better place if we all were followers of Islam.

Ironically, this Saudi chick got off easier than Ann Boleyn under British rule.

So, I'm confused.


2 posted on 11/02/2006 5:02:32 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Racehorse
And these are the people (Muslims) who liberals swoon over - teach our kids about Islam (NEVER Judaism or Christianity) in schools, etc. Some day liberals may get their Muslim world. Then the Muslims will, of course, kill them.
3 posted on 11/02/2006 5:05:18 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Racehorse

Remember, blame the meat not the cat.


4 posted on 11/02/2006 5:07:18 PM PST by Sopater (Creatio Ex Nihilo)
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To: Racehorse

Oh, yeah -- I want to convert to Islam! Sign me up! /sarc


5 posted on 11/02/2006 5:07:24 PM PST by Purrcival (Sorry, RATS, I'm voting REPUBLICAN, even though the LameStream Media wants me to stay home!)
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To: Racehorse

Saudi Arabia has no men.


6 posted on 11/02/2006 5:07:32 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: Racehorse

BEASTS!


7 posted on 11/02/2006 5:09:06 PM PST by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: Dog Gone

Don't be confused.

It's simple really.

Prince Charles thinks that a woman being punished for being raped is one of the things that will make the world a warm and fuzzy place.


8 posted on 11/02/2006 5:09:48 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Purrcival

I have a beautiful 23 year old daughter. I am so thankful she grew up in USA. I HOPE we can keep our freedoms here for a very long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 11/02/2006 5:10:43 PM PST by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: Racehorse

If I were that woman, I would find a gun and go hunting...


10 posted on 11/02/2006 5:11:07 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Dog Gone

Okay....just a few centuries of civilized behavior separates the two events....but for a muzzie apoligist that is just a blink of the eye, rigth?


11 posted on 11/02/2006 5:14:52 PM PST by pointsal (q)
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To: fanfan

I guess you're right. That's downright tolerant for a royal family who used to behead wives who didn't meet expectations.

I have a greater respect for the current Queen who apparently plans to outlive her idiot son.


12 posted on 11/02/2006 5:15:06 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

Where did Prince Charles say "we would all be better off if we were all followers of Islam"?


13 posted on 11/02/2006 5:16:49 PM PST by plain talk
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To: pointsal

I am hardly a muzzie apologist. I was making the point that Prince Charles was an idiot for his comments today.

That was over your pointy head.


14 posted on 11/02/2006 5:20:15 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: plain talk

Here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1731030/posts


15 posted on 11/02/2006 5:21:30 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Racehorse

God made woman to help man. If men didn't need help, God would have left them alone. Women soften and civilize their families and, in turn, their societies.

When women are this subjugated, their men become beasts.


16 posted on 11/02/2006 5:24:48 PM PST by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: plain talk; fanfan
Where did Prince Charles say "we would all be better off if we were all followers of Islam"?

Yeah, I agree. Where in the linked article was this cited? Sorry, musta missed it.

17 posted on 11/02/2006 5:30:10 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Dog Gone

Thanks for the reference.


18 posted on 11/02/2006 5:30:53 PM PST by ken in texas (come fold with us.... team #36120)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
"Where in the linked article was this cited?"

Britain's Crown Prince Charles has said that Islam is a religion of peace and brotherhood and the problems being faced by the world could be solved by following the teaching of Islam.

Right there.

19 posted on 11/02/2006 5:38:12 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Dog Gone

Well, the beheading Royal Family, the Tudors, died out, which brought in the Stuarts, who were fired and the Windsors replacing them.


20 posted on 11/02/2006 5:40:02 PM PST by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: fanfan
The linked article from Racehorse (who posted the thread) includes the text "Rape Victim Punished?

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the victim of a gang rape to 90 lashes of the whip because she was alone in a car with a man other than her husband.

The Jerusalem Post reports the high-profile and controversial trial ended with the convicted rapists sentenced to punishments ranging from one thousand lashes to as little as 80 — 10 fewer than the victim — along with prison terms of between one and five years. The woman's family says it will appeal what it considers inadequate sentences for the rapists.

I don't see the reference to Prince George of which you allude. Can you provide the link, obviously other than Racehorse's original post? Thanks in advance.

21 posted on 11/02/2006 5:44:54 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Dog Gone

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=21992

Charles apparently has expressed unusual interest in Islam in recent years, has given large sums of money to its causes, and was even rumored to have converted to the religion nearly a decade ago. He has insisted that Islam is a religion of peace and that Western media have given citizens a false understanding of Islam’s purposes, Mohler noted.


I didn't find the exact quote but I found enough to make me think Prince Charles is odd.


22 posted on 11/02/2006 5:53:35 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( barbaric with zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: GAB-1955
Well, the beheading Royal Family, the Tudors, died out, which brought in the Stuarts, who were fired and the Windsors replacing them.

That's a reason for hope. Radical Islam feeds on itself even more than it feeds on us. It may take another generation or two, but we can hope that it will be replaced by a more docile mindset, at least among those who wield power.

23 posted on 11/02/2006 5:59:41 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Zuben Elgenubi; Dog Gone
I don't see the reference to Prince George of which you allude. Can you provide the link, obviously other than Racehorse's original post? Thanks in advance.

Prince George?

I was referring to the link Dog Gone posted at #15.

I believe this discussion supports the view that Islam in becoming insidious.

24 posted on 11/02/2006 6:09:18 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Racehorse
> When will those guys come out of the Dark Ages? Well, at least they didn't stone her or behead her in the public square.

Agreed, but let's recall that 90 lashes is often a death sentence anyway.

10 lashes is a hell of a punishment. Watch a video clip of somebody being lashed before you think it's no big deal.

30 lashes is enough to cause most men to lose consciousness from the pain. Sometimes they wait until the person regains consciousness to resume; other times they just keep flailing away at the unconscious body until the skin is shredded and the muscle is torn from the bone. Infection sets in and the person is maimed for life, if they're not dead within a week.

Three times 30, for a woman? She's dead. They just refuse to call it a death sentence. Stoning would be faster and more honest a sentence. Beheading would be more humane.

What a horrible society that is, to still believe in this age that that is how human beings are to be treated.

25 posted on 11/02/2006 6:15:47 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: fanfan

OK, now I see and I agree with you


26 posted on 11/02/2006 6:15:55 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi; All

Good night all.

:-)


27 posted on 11/02/2006 6:26:32 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: pandoraou812
Interest in islam? Must be after muslim was screwing his late ex-wife...
28 posted on 11/02/2006 6:37:22 PM PST by QQQQ
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To: msnimje
Saudi Arabia has no men.

Nope, not a one.

They simply have women with greater or lesser degrees of facial hair.
29 posted on 11/02/2006 6:41:57 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: Dog Gone
Radical Islam feeds on itself even more than it feeds on us. It may take another generation or two, but we can hope that it will be replaced by a more docile mindset, at least among those who wield power.

That's comforting thought. /s

Don't get me wrong. I understand what you're saying.

I'm just not sure Western Civ can last that long with the mad mullahs racing for WMDs while idiot princes and world leaders excuse their behavior in the name of tolerance and diversity.

30 posted on 11/02/2006 6:42:34 PM PST by HoosierHawk
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To: Dog Gone

The Saudi woman got off easier than Diana, for that matter.
And the royal family doesn't do the beheading thing anymore -
( although Charles DNA might explain his affection for Islam when you consider that)- oh no- they arrange 'accidents' these days!


31 posted on 11/02/2006 6:45:35 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: fanfan
He meant, of course, the "kill the Jews" part, right?!

Amazing that his grandparents fought the Nazis and Chuck became one.

32 posted on 11/02/2006 6:51:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Racehorse
When will those guys come out of the Dark Ages? Well, at least they didn't stone her or behead her in the public square.

Don't kid yourself. 90 lashes, she's dead meat. I'll bet you couldn't find a good racehorse that would be standing after 90 lashes ;) Blackbird.

33 posted on 11/02/2006 7:05:50 PM PST by BlackbirdSST (What if they held an election, and no one came?)
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To: BlackbirdSST; dayglored

Now, I feel like I've been lashed. :-)

Of course you're both right. But that was only part of the story, I think. Did you notice, her family is appealing the assailants' lenient sentences, but Brit makes no mention of an appeal for leniency or absolution on behalf of the daughter?


34 posted on 11/02/2006 8:07:48 PM PST by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Racehorse; BlackbirdSST
> Now, I feel like I've been lashed. :-)

It beggars the imagination that such a sentence could be meted out in reality. We would never wish such a thing upon you. ;-)

> Of course you're both right. But that was only part of the story, I think. Did you notice, her family is appealing the assailants' lenient sentences, but Brit makes no mention of an appeal for leniency or absolution on behalf of the daughter?

Well, personally I don't think her family is wrapped too tight. 80-1000 lashes isn't "lenient" -- it's a virtual death sentence just like 90.

But yes, it's quite telling that they aren't rising to their daughter's defense. I'm sure they (or at least the men of her family) believe she earned death by the whip, for being so bold as to be alone with a man not her husband.

Good lord, to think that these savages want to be given equal standing in the civilized world. I say give them a few hundred years to get out of the Middle Ages. They're as bad as Europe (and to some extent the North American colonies) were in the 1600's and 1700's. Well, to be fair, the 1800's in the U.S. weren't exactly free of culturally-sanctioned cruelty. Okay, well, a hundred years anyway. Hmmm, maybe we're not -that- far ahead of them. Nevertheless, enough to be able to say that our courts don't do that kind of crap any more.

35 posted on 11/02/2006 8:57:00 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: muawiyah
He meant, of course, the "kill the Jews" part, right?!

I'm sure he likes the "beat your woman if she doesn't behave" part too. He must think that part would allow him to beat up on his bossy Mum, and put her in her place.

36 posted on 11/03/2006 4:25:27 AM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Racehorse

I despise these people more and more every day.


37 posted on 11/03/2006 4:27:12 AM PST by Mrs Ivan (English, and damned proud of it.)
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To: Racehorse

If she had been in Pakistan, her attackers might not have been punished at all; but she would have gone to jail. If she had been in parts of Nigeria or Iran, she might have had a long prison sentence and then been stoned.

Little justice for women when men attack in these countries, because they are assumed guilty of setting themselves up.


38 posted on 11/03/2006 4:32:29 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: buffyt

No kids here, but I echo your hopes.


39 posted on 11/03/2006 12:10:32 PM PST by Purrcival (Sorry, RATS, I'm voting REPUBLICAN, even though the LameStream Media wants me to stay home!)
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