Saudis - notorious as usual: 75-year-old woman facing 40 lashes

And most people thought not letting women drive was bad, the leading state sponsor of Islamic extremism (neck to neck with Iran) continues breaking in to new grounds as its acts of imposing Sharia'h maintains its ruthlessness.
Saudi Arabia's state sanctioned and widely revered by Muslim fundamentalists, style of punishments include amputations of hands and feet for robbery, and flogging for lesser crimes such as sexual deviance and drunkenness, public beheading, segregation and apartheid targeting non-Muslims. The number of lashes ranges from dozens of lashes to several hundreds.
Those of us who have witnessed Taliban rule in Afghanistan know that the overwhelming majority of the Taliban drew their inspiration from the Saudi style of governance, except that in Afghanistan there was no oil and therefore, not a similar quality of life for men. Nonetheless, Saudi elite paid regular visits to the Taliban ruled Afghanistan to hunt from animals and buy sex slaves.


A Taliban fighter with the amputated limbs of the victims paraded through the streets of Kabul. Source: Rawa.com

More recently, the Saudi minister of the interior (Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz) is reported to have ordered the immediate detention and flogging of a 75-year-old woman, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi; who is facing 40 lashes.

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Comment by Loren Miller on December 15, 2009 at 1:09pm
Only reason I'd pity him MIGHT be were he to fall into my crosshairs ... though not for very bloody long!
Comment by Nate on December 15, 2009 at 7:30am
Of course he smiles ... he's got it wired, so long as the Taliban have any kind of pied-a-terre in Afghanistan. This will continue so long as Afghanistan is less a unified country than it is an aggregation of tribes with very little if any national consciousness, a commodity you do not culture over night.

Exactly, Loren. I know it's very anti-Nietzschean, but I can't help but feel pity for him.
Comment by Loren Miller on December 15, 2009 at 7:23am
Of course he smiles ... he's got it wired, so long as the Taliban have any kind of pied-a-terre in Afghanistan. This will continue so long as Afghanistan is less a unified country than it is an aggregation of tribes with very little if any national consciousness, a commodity you do not culture over night.
Comment by Nate on December 15, 2009 at 7:13am
As gruesome as that photo is, nothing disturbs me more than that man's smile. It says so much.

It is revolting. And so young. If he'd been born in a different place, he'd be as disgusted as we are looking at a similar image.

Thanks for sharing this, Afghan Atheist.
Comment by Creature on December 15, 2009 at 3:53am
Sometimes I wonder if I really share the same planet with these people.
Comment by Rusty Gunn. on December 14, 2009 at 10:31pm
Should we be surprised?

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