AH, SAUDI ARABIA…THE BASTION OF MODERNITY, TOLERANCE, AND MERCY…RIGHT…

 YET THE LEFT WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE THAT THIS AGAIN HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM….

Amnesty says Saudis may paralyze man as punishment

 
 
By Reuters August 22, 2010 1:55 PM

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – A court in Saudi Arabia is considering deliberately paralyzing a man as punishment after he was convicted of severing the spinal cord of another person with a cleaver during a fight, Amnesty International said on Sunday.

Amnesty said a court in the northwest province of Tabuk had approached a number of hospitals about the possibility of cutting the man’s spinal cord in a medical setting, after the victim requested such a punishment.

“It is reported that one hospital said that it could be done by a special medical centre. As Amnesty International we have appealed to the Ministry of Justice,” Amnesty spokesman Lamri Chirous told Reuters by telephone from London.

A Ministry of Justice spokesperson could not be immediately reached to comment on the Amnesty report.

Saudi Arabia, a close U.S. ally, follows an austere version of Sunni Islam that includes floggings for some offences, amputations for thieves, and public beheadings for crimes including murder, rape and drug smuggling.

Human rights activists say that while Islamic law stipulates like-for-like punishments, victims or their surviving family members can often be persuaded to forgive an attacker, often in exchange for monetary compensation.

“This is written in the Koran, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth and a soul for a soul… Islam calls for forgiveness but if the victim insists then it is his right,” said Ahmed Almobi, an Islamic scholar and writer in Saudi Arabia.

Amnesty, which said the man lacked legal assistance during his trial, urged the government not to carry out the punishment. It said the court had the option to instead sentence the man to jail, flogging or a financial penalty.

“While those guilty of a crime should be held accountable, intentionally paralyzing a man in this way would constitute torture,” Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, acting director of the Middle East and North Africa Program, said in a statement.

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One thought on “AH, SAUDI ARABIA…THE BASTION OF MODERNITY, TOLERANCE, AND MERCY…RIGHT…

  1. This is an example of sharia law, you know, the religious law of islam that most muslims want to see instituted in EVERY country that they live in.

    What do you think? Do you want to live under this type of law instead of Canadian law? Think that’s an impossibility?

    Well, guess what? They already have Sharia courts in the UK. Yes, their power is limited now, but muslims are protesting & no doubt soon rioting to have full Shariah practiced in the no-go zones where mostly muslims live. In fact , I wouldn’t be surprised if there are many illegitimate sharia courts already in operation.

    You can thank islam for this little preview of what is to come if you refuse to get up off the couch and do something about it for the sakes of your children & grandchildren.

    You can start here:

    Petition to Stop Muslim Immigration to Canada
    http://www.petitiononline.com/nocanimm/petition.html

    and then you can write and call your MP and hold their feet to the fire.

    Never forget that islam’s primary goal is to have islam be the only religion and shariah the only law in every country in the world. And they are well on their way to succeeding.

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