Skip to comments.Two maids get 10 years, 1,000 lashes for sorcery
Posted on 05/30/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by LibWhacker
Asians were accused of practicing witchcraft on their employers
A Saudi court sentenced two Asian housemaids to 10 years in jail and ordered their lashed 1,000 times each after they were found guilty of indulging in sorcery at their employers houses in the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Their Saudi employers reported the two maids to the Gulf countrys feared religious police, saying they had discovered that their families had been harmed because of sorcery practiced by the maids against them.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice who searched the two houses in Riyadh found talismans and other magic items in the bedrooms of the two maids, Sabq Arabic language daily said.
The court found them guilty and sentenced them to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes each, the paper said without identifying the maids or specifying the harm they caused.
Saudi Arabia, which strictly enforces Islamic law, has beheaded many persons convicted of practicing magic over the past years.
More than two million domestic servants work in Saudi Arabia, mostly from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Africa.
If Saudis believe in sorcery, we should start sorcering them.
These people - Muslims - are fiends from hell, servants of Satan and followers of death.
How can the US stand by and CONITNUE to allow these pigs to behave so brutally?
If this happened in a Christian Country, the media would be all over them.
They’ll never survive the 1000 lashes.
“saying they had discovered that their families had been harmed because of sorcery practiced against them.”
Given what has been going on in the White Hut these past few years, we may have discovered the source of our problems.
That old black magic has me in its spell,
that old black magic that you weave so well.
Those icy fingers up and down my spine
That same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine.
Most likely they were raped by someone in the family and this is the way they will get away with it.
More than two million domestic servants
in other words the Saudi’s hold at least 2 million SLAVES.
Why, that's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard!............
That's most likely it - the sorcery was their "seduction" of the old man, who would never have done such a thing had they not turned their spells on him.
These weren't some American twits who thought they would be "cultured" by moving to SA. “Asian” in this article most likely means Afghan, Bangladeshi or Pakistani.
It was probably more like their only chance to eat without being sold into sex slavery by their own family.
Endora in disguise??
For all we know, the ‘talismans’ were a smartphone and a Kindle. As Arthur C. Clarke stated, Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic. To a mind stuck in the seventh century, any piece of 21st century technology is sufficiently advanced.
Don’t make fun of it unless you have lived in Saudi. It ain’t no picknick.
Most of the foreign workers live under terrible conditions and cannot return to their country of origin before their “contract” is up and even then they have a hard time leaving the country if they are found to be “essential”. Some have not been paid for months and there is no recourse.
Upon arrival, their employer takes their passport away for safekeeping. It is only returned when they leave the country again.
1000 lashes? There will be nothing left.
More than two million domestic servants
in other words the Saudis hold at least 2 million SLAVES.
A lot of them Black too...
Oh but the US needs to feel guilty FOREVER about less than 200 years of slavery, but hey the middle east can have their slavery guilt free for 1400+ years and counting...
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