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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:35 PM

Saudi cleric beat 5 year old daughter to death over questions over her virginity

Outrage over Saudi 'blood money' in girl's death


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Online activists in Saudi Arabia are calling for harsher punishments for child abuse after reports that a prominent cleric received only a light sentence after confessing to the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.

The social media campaign gaining momentum Sunday is the latest attempt to use the Internet to pressure the kingdom's ultraconservative rulers.

Saudi media reports say Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a frequent guest on Islamic TV programs, was arrested in November on charges of killing the girl. The reports said he questioned the child's virginity.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Outrage-over-Saudi-blood-money-in-girl-s-death-4246952.php#ixzz2JtEvAWv8

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Reply Saudi cleric beat 5 year old daughter to death over questions over her virginity (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 OP
polly7 Feb 2013 #1
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #2
cali Feb 2013 #5
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #8
cali Feb 2013 #10
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #11
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #3
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #12
cali Feb 2013 #4
abelenkpe Feb 2013 #6
cali Feb 2013 #7
Beacool Feb 2013 #9

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:37 PM

1. Not being snarky, but apparently he did a lot more than beat her to death.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:42 PM

2. yeah, I saw the details. horrific.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:47 PM

5. Then why post a thread with a title saying he beat her to death

over questions of her virginity- not that that wouldn't have been vile, but what happened was even worse. He had no questions about her virginity HE RAPED HER TO DEATH.

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Response to cali (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:10 PM

8. sf article implied he beat her to death, I posted then clicked on lin to another article

too horrified to post details or change title. sorry.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:40 PM

10. no, I'm sorry. I'm just so upset by this story.

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Response to cali (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:55 PM

11. me too. Too upset for read further details about it. Glad the world knows about this horror

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:44 PM

3. the hell hole that is Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia ranks among the repressive nations on earth. Arbitrary arrest and torture of reform advocates, religious minorities and totally innocent people are commonplace. The Saudi legal system is a cruel farce, with defendants often denied legal counsel and tortured into making false confessions. Lesser criminals often have their hands and legs amputated without anesthesia.

Being born female in Saudi Arabia is to be condemned to a hellish life of virtual slavery. Not only are women not allowed to vote, they cannot drive cars. They cannot be treated in a hospital or travel without written permission from their husbands or male relatives. One woman who was kidnapped and gang-raped was sentenced to 90 whip lashes for being with unrelated males. When she went to the media to complain, her sentence was increased to 200 lashes. In 2002, 15 schoolgirls needlessly died when members of the dreaded morality police locked them inside their burning school and stopped firefighters from saving them simply because the girls were not properly dressed in robes and headscarves.

The Saudi education system reinforces this medieval barbarism. School textbooks disparage women, call for gays to be put to death, teach how to cut off thieves’ hands and stress the importance of the destruction of the Jewish people. “The hour of God’s judgment will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them,” reads one textbook.

http://morallowground.com/2013/02/02/saudi-preacher-fayhan-al-ghamdi-gets-away-with-raping-torturing-5-year-old-daughter-lama-to-death/

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:36 PM

12. +10.000

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:45 PM

4. No. This is not what happened. He raped her and tortured her.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:53 PM

6. Article says:

Saudi media say he was freed last week after serving a short prison term and agreeing to pay $50,000 in "blood money" to avoid a possible death sentence.


Just like a corporation here wher they can cause harm and death and just pay a fine.

Sad and horrible story

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:55 PM

7. Actually there is no death sentence for a Saudi man for killing either his wife or daughter

and no, it is not "just like corporate malfeasance".

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:38 PM

9. What's the fuss about?

She was a girl and girls don't count.








Rest in peace, little angel.

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