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Khamisa Sawadi, 75, is a Syrian widow of a Saudi man still living in the Kingdom. She has been sentenced to 40 lashes and four months in jail for simply being seen speaking with two young men who are not her relatives. After being flogged and jailed, she will then be deported for the crime under Sharia law. She was convicted of “illegal mingling.”

Saudi Arabian Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. , Jonathan Turly's blog 69 Comments [3/22/2009 8:52:00 PM]
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Captain Obvious

So apparently you can't talk to people who are delivering you food. Wow.

3/22/2009 9:14:54 PM


Just....just die.

3/22/2009 9:42:27 PM


Every time I read something here, it's always worse than the last one. It's like the Christian and Muslim fundies are trying to constantly one-up each other.

I usually save the "Fail" messages for someone who does something stupid but somewhat harmless, but this is just such disproportionately god-awful fuckwittery, it should be in the dictionary next to "Failure".

Congratulations, sirs. You have ruined my hopes for humanity. .-.

3/22/2009 9:45:30 PM



3/22/2009 9:57:23 PM

Dio Fa

I see that they took it easy on the woman, given her age.

3/22/2009 10:44:44 PM


She isn't allowed to talk to her own nephew and his business partner while they are delivering her bread? WTF?

You know they are only doing this to her because she is Syrian. Now when they send her jail, flog, and then deport her they will also most likely seize her property. Seems the Saudi's don't like foreigners...unless married to a Saudi.

3/22/2009 10:45:42 PM

Tolpuddle Martyr

What was the difference between the house of Saud and the Taliban. The Saudi's have oil, so the Saudi's can do whatever the hell they like and western governments will support them.

3/22/2009 10:53:44 PM


Now you know what theocracy looks like

3/22/2009 11:19:50 PM


These aren't Muslims anymore. They've joined the Cult of Fundies to which all other fundies belong.

All of them worship Teh Stoopid with fervent devotion.

3/22/2009 11:40:42 PM


My bet is the members of PoV&PoV are the biggest pervs there are.

3/22/2009 11:41:07 PM


This is still gawd-awful (or should that be Allaw-awful) fuckwittery, but it is a semi-repeat.

3/22/2009 11:53:50 PM


One of the two men are actually her husbands nephew who grew up in her house from a very young age. (from soon after birth) Under Saudi law he does not count as related due to a need for direct blood relationship that does not exist.

There has been several comments on other boards that the whole incident may of been triggered as a means of gaining control of assets by other relatives. Apparently it has happened more than a few times in SA. The Anti mingling and other religious laws are abused for non religious reasons as they are very discretional and are very difficult to fight. In Saudi it is normal to deport convicted morals offenders and then assets etc become available to others.

A bit like anti crime laws in the US being used to felonise (invented word?) misdemeanors etc for 'undesireables' at the perogative of law enforcement.

3/22/2009 11:59:19 PM


Common sense doesn't live there anymore. How splendid! Too bad it's place is occupied by religion, or it could've been something.

3/23/2009 12:00:58 AM


May I suggest deporting her, and everyone else who thinks this is bullcrap, to Europe?

At least we have sane laws over here.

3/23/2009 12:30:53 AM


Anyone who thinks this is sane needs a bullet in the head. That's the only way to cure stupid that malignant.

3/23/2009 2:26:40 AM


And these people scream for respect.

3/23/2009 3:17:23 AM


Theocracy in action!

3/23/2009 3:20:52 AM


And let me guess,
her nephew and his business partner weren´t sentenced, as everything usually is the fault of the woman

3/23/2009 3:34:17 AM



"Saudi Arabian Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice" but no spark of decency!

3/23/2009 3:38:35 AM

the old firm

Evil. Pure and undiluted EVIL! This is one of the few moments, that I actually wish, there would be a hell.

3/23/2009 3:50:43 AM


The Islamic world's answer to the Keystone Kops.

Christian fundies, THIS is why we have separation of Church and State.

3/23/2009 3:54:15 AM

It's a repost.

3/23/2009 4:17:52 AM

Princess Rot

I call shenanigans. She's a septuagenarian, and one of the men is her nephew, for fuck's sake (not that it makes this right if they weren't). It's probably got something to do with the fact she has assets they want, and they trump up some B.S. charges to have an excuse to arrest her and seize it.

3/23/2009 5:02:43 AM

Mister Spak


3/23/2009 5:28:55 AM


How was she supposed to get the damned bread? And how else was the baker supposed to deliver it since women can't go around on their own?

3/23/2009 5:34:49 AM

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