Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Saudi Woman Given Lashes For Texting Stranger by Mistake

The almost literally fascist state of Saudi Arabia has done it again. Just when I thought they could go no lower, they prove me wrong...

'A Saudi woman has been sentenced to eight lashes by a court in Qatif for mistakenly sending a text message allegedly promoting the Shiite branch of Islam.

The 30-year-old woman, identified only as YH, has been pronounced guilty for sending an SMS to another Saudi woman, containing a group of telephone numbers under the name 'Shiite Islamic religious services'.'  

More here

Why does Saudi Arabia get such a relatively free ride from Western free speech & democracy activists? The same people who attack Israel for much smaller misdemeanours. What could the reason be?

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