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Saudis Sentenced To Prison, Flogging For Celebrating Valentine's Day
Right Side News ^ | Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Posted on 05/22/2014 1:23:05 PM PDT by detective

The Saudi religious police prevents the kingdom's citizens from celebrating Valentine's Day and bans the sale of red roses and other products associated with the holiday. Enforcing this ban, the Buraidah criminal court on May 2014 issued sentences totaling 32 years' imprisonment and 4,500 lashes to five citizens caught celebrating Valentine's Day in the company of six women. Saudi cleric Sheikh Muhammad Al-'Arifi said on Valentine's Day Eve that celebrating this holiday constitutes bid'a – a forbidden innovation and deviation from religious law and custom – and mimicry of the West.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: islam; saudiarabia
32 years in prison and 4,500 lashes for celebrating Valentine's Day in Saudi Arabia.
1 posted on 05/22/2014 1:23:06 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective
kingdom

Kingdom of darkness.

2 posted on 05/22/2014 1:25:20 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: detective

You’d think that the Saudis would welcome a change from the usual everyday goat humping.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 1:25:57 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: detective

It sounds like a lot, but that’s only 900 lashes apiece.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 1:26:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: detective

That’s even more time than you’d get for dancing in a video without your hijab in Iran.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 1:27:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: detective

They need to lighten up!


6 posted on 05/22/2014 1:28:05 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: detective

Better not get caught with any of those “I Love You” candy hearts.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 1:29:00 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: detective

And using Canadian oil is bad because...um...ah...er...why exactly?


8 posted on 05/22/2014 1:30:06 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: detective

The REAL question is this: is there ANYTHING for which the Moslems DON’T sentence people to flogging and prison?


9 posted on 05/22/2014 1:31:12 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Well yeah....

Adultery - stoning
Blasphemy - execution


10 posted on 05/22/2014 1:35:13 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

I stand corrected. ;-)


11 posted on 05/22/2014 1:37:26 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Billthedrill

Right. And if you break it down by month that is only 75 a month. Could go with 3 a day for six years. Not so bad. :-)


12 posted on 05/22/2014 1:38:18 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: detective

I think ALL Moslem judges are into sadism, and get a physical reaction under the desk when they pronounce sentences like this. There is no other explanation.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 1:39:29 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: detective

Well good thing that Islam promotes love the other 364 days out of the year, otherwise they would be so sexually frustrated that they would just be murdering people and blowing things up all the time.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 1:43:01 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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Is valentines worth this sentence because it is considered Christian? Or is the real reason for the harsh punishment because people were nice to women?


15 posted on 05/22/2014 1:48:42 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: detective
A few months ago I had my very first contact with a Saudi...three of them,in fact.I was on an evening long "desert safari" (in Dubai) and the car that picked me up already had three young Saudi ladies aboard.Two of them spoke English well and,yes,they were quite attractive.But we were in a moslem country plus they were young enough to be my daughters so I behaved myself at all times ;-).They were in Dubai for "a long weekend".They were dressed,modestly but stylishly,in Western clothes but they did wear a light covering loosely over their hair.As we talked one of them spoke of having been to New York several times...I got the distinct sense that they were quite "Westernized" and probably wealthy as well.During the drive through the sand dunes they were screaming like little girls...enjoying themselves thoroughly.I asked them at one point why they came to Dubai...of all places...and they said "because this is the place to have fun".

Although I was tempted to do so,I didn't ask them what their lives were like in Saudi...for fear of embarrassing them (or worse).

That's my one and only "social" contact with Saudi citizens.

16 posted on 05/22/2014 1:49:53 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

As soon as a plane carrying Saudi businessmen leave Saudi airspace, the booze starts flowing.

And when the plane lands in the US, they make a beeline for the closest Strip Bar.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 1:52:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dsrtsage

“is the real reason for the harsh punishment because people were nice to women?”

The real reason was the their goat got jealous.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 1:53:05 PM PDT by detective
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To: dfwgator
As soon as a plane carrying Saudi businessmen leave Saudi airspace, the booze starts flowing.

I've heard similar stories...can't say I'm surprised

And when the plane lands in the US, they make a beeline for the closest Strip Bar.

If any of the three ladies I met were aboard the plane my first thoughts wouldn't have been about strip bars.They were GORGEOUS.If I knew how to post personal pictures (as opposed to internet photos) on FR I'd post one.

19 posted on 05/22/2014 2:01:15 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: detective
I sense the Morality Police have been smoking something t..... and it aint fish


20 posted on 05/22/2014 2:07:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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21 posted on 05/22/2014 2:11:36 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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