Saudi Woman to be Whipped for Driving
Yes .. you read that right. A woman in Saudi Arabia is going to be judicially lashed with a whip for the horrendous crime of .. driving a car.
Saudi Arabia, as you know, is Americas ‘staunch ally’ in the middl-east. It is an oil-rich, medieval, repressive regime whos rulers are long-time friends of the Bush dynasty in America. Because of its oil-wealth and its willingness to collude in Americas control of the middle-east, Saudi Arabia is immune from criticism. No American politician dares speak against it. No mainstream American media dare condemn the human rights abuses there.
So in this country so beloved of Americas rulers, next week, a woman named Shema is going to be whipped for daring to drive a car. Shema’s whipping will be done by a jallad, a flogger or executioner in Arabic. It could be done on Friday, perhaps in public. Before the whipping, Shema’s sentence will be read aloud by an official of the Interior Ministry. Shema’s hands will be bound so she can’t resist and the flogger will use an asa, or stick make of bamboo, typically about three feet long and half an inch in diameter. A leather handle will help him strike her with maximum force. Her skin will be torn. It will teach this woman and others like her to know their place.
You know what ? To hell with the moral relativism that tries to excuse things like this on the grounds of respecting ‘cultural differences’. Without any equivocation whatsoever, I say that its always wrong to do this to any human being and fuck the culture or custom or law or religion or person that believes its right.
I was going to say something about this the other day when the dashboard was flooded with posts celebrating the fact that Saudi women can now vote. I felt like saying, “yeah but they still need a man to drive them to the polls!”
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