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Old 11-20-2007, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Our allies in the War on Terror have put a woman in jail - her crime was being gang raped by seven men. Her original punishment was 90 lashes...but now is 200 lashes and 6 months in prison for speaking out to the press.


Saudi: Why we punished rape victim - CNN.com
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:24 AM
 
Location: California
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That is.. just too wrong for me to comprehend. Why would anyone on this earth ever even come close to consider the mere thought of punishing someone who was gang raped?
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Read the article.
She went out too meet a man that was not related too her which is forbidden in Saudi law. It was for this offense and not the fact she was raped that she was charged.

I have also read elsewhere when a married woman is raped, her husband is considered the injured party, not the woman.

The US has no business calling this country allies. They are an insult to human rights.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:49 AM
 
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Read the article.
She went out too meet a man that was not related too her which is forbidden in Saudi law. It was for this offense and not the fact she was raped that she was charged.

I have also read elsewhere when a married woman is raped, her husband is considered the injured party, not the woman.

The US has no business calling this country allies. They are an insult to human rights.
But the oil tastes so good
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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But the oil tastes so good

OH YES, and we are selling our souls to get it aren't we?
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:23 AM
 
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So, I've been hit with a red dot with no name. At least the mods let you know who they are. How off topic when speaking of Saudi Arabia as an ally, all assets included?
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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So, I've been hit with a red dot with no name. At least the mods let you know who they are. How off topic when speaking of Saudi Arabia as an ally, all assets included?
I would ask a mod to look at it, I see nothing off topic about what you are saying.

We tolerate all kinds of behavior from Saudi because we are whores for the oil, its that simple. Including HUGE human rights infringements like the ones described in this article.

Too bad the right wingers can't accept the reality of that, see right and wrong without the RED tinted glasses.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Read the article.
She went out too meet a man that was not related too her which is forbidden in Saudi law. It was for this offense and not the fact she was raped that she was charged.

I have also read elsewhere when a married woman is raped, her husband is considered the injured party, not the woman.

The US has no business calling this country allies. They are an insult to human rights.
I agree. We need to develop alternatives to fossil fuels so we can flip the Saudis the bird and they can go eff themselves.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I agree. We need to develop alternatives to fossil fuels so we can flip the Saudis the bird and they can go eff themselves.
Now you're talkin, I tried to give you rep but I have to spread it around before I can give you more.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I particularly enjoyed these lines. Comforting to know these guys are helping us against all the EvilDoers out there.

In a statement issued to CNN, Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir said, "This case is working its way through the legal process. I have no doubt that justice will prevail."

"We would like to state that the system has ensured them the right to object to the ruling and to request an appeal," the statement continued, "without resorting to sensationalism through the media that may not be fair or may not grant anyone any rights, and instead may negatively affect all the other parties involved in the case."

The statement also described the progress of the woman's case and explained that it was heard by a panel of three judges, not one judge "as mentioned in some media reports."
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