Isn’t is just amazing what a little pressure from the outside can do?
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has pardoned a female rape victim who had been sentenced to 200 lashes for being alone with a man at the time of the attack who was not related to her, a Saudi newspaper reported Monday.
Saudi Justice Minister Abdullah bin Muhammed al-Sheik told al-Jazirah newspaper that the pardon does not mean the king doubted the country’s judges, but instead acted in the “interests of the people.”
“The king always looks into alleviating the suffering of the citizens when he becomes sure that these verdicts will leave psychological effects on the convicted people, though he is convinced and sure that the verdicts were fair,” al-Jazirah quoted al-Sheik as saying.
I can’t help but wonder how many other women could have been spared from being brutalized or killed had we exerted just a tiny amount of effort to speak out against their tormentors. Think how many women could have been saved if the left – the “traditional” champions of women – had spent the tiniest fraction of the outrage it has expended against President ChimpyMcBushHitlerburton on decrying the brutality Islam’s Sharia visits upon women every day.
So now that we’ve seen what a little pressure can do, it’s about time we see what a lot of pressure can do. King Abdullah took a bold step that will not at all be popular with the huge numbers of Islamists that not only live in Saudi Arabis but also fill his government. Yet it’s worth remembering that the King did not exonerate her. The teenaged girl is still guilty according to the Saudi courts. Young Muslim women have been murdered by their own family members for much, much less. So as glad as I am that he has pardoned this girl from beaing beaten nearly to death, she shuld never have been on trial in the first place. Sharia is a blight upon the soul of the world and the sooner it is carved out and destroyed utterly, the better we will all be. So let’s get to carving, folks.
(via Hot Air)