40 Lashes for 75 Year Old for Meeting Men

Diana Hsieh pointed to this absolutely repulsive news story: “A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a 75-year-old Syrian woman to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from the kingdom for having two unrelated men in her house, according to local media reports.”

Part of the obscenity of this case is that such vicious rules are enforced by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the sole purpose of which is to punish virtue and promote vice and injustice.

The court also sentenced the two men to severe punishment, though apparently an appeal is possible on the grounds that one of the men was “her son through breastfeeding.” (The mere fact that such a legal pretext is necessary only illustrates the inhumanity of the rules.)

The “religion of peace” strikes yet again.

Not only the Saudi government, but every Muslim who does not publicly and loudly declare the moral obscenity of this court decision deserves moral condemnation.