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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:05 AM
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Australian Mansor Almaribe faces 500 lashes for blasphemy
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Source: Herald Sun

THE family of a Victorian man sentenced to 500 lashes in Saudi Arabia has made an emotional plea to bring him home, fearing he will die in jail.

The Shepparton family of Mansor Almaribe, 45, who was also sentenced to a year in jail for blasphemy, will head to Canberra to plead for help.

Isaam Almaribe, 21, said his father suffered from diabetes and had broken bones in his back and knees from a car accident in Australia.

"Dad told us 'Take me out of here as soon as possible because if I stay here I will die' - that's how bad his situation is," Isaam said.

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  -Australian Mansor Almaribe faces 500 lashes for blasphemy Freddie Stubbs  Dec-07-11 10:05 AM   #0 
  - New ideas  Roy Rolling   Dec-07-11 10:20 AM   #1 
  - This is a terrible story  canetoad   Dec-07-11 10:24 AM   #2 
  - 500 Hundred Lashes is NOT a death Sentence  happyslug   Dec-07-11 11:33 AM   #5 
     - I've always loved that principle: torture someone until they ALMOST die  riderinthestorm   Dec-07-11 01:11 PM   #9 
        - My point was NOT that lashing is not barbaric, but generally not fatal  happyslug   Dec-07-11 02:50 PM   #10 
           - 500 lashes "generally not fatal"?  red dog 1   Dec-07-11 09:39 PM   #12 
              - As I stated above, death is NOT the intention of such lashings  happyslug   Dec-07-11 11:04 PM   #13 
                 - Despite your research into lashings, it's quite possible that 500 lashings will be fatal  red dog 1   Dec-07-11 11:19 PM   #14 
                 - I never said it could not be, but I only pointed out death was NOT the intention.  happyslug   Dec-07-11 11:52 PM   #15 
                 - Are you writing for The Ministry of Truth?  CreekDog   Dec-08-11 07:14 PM   #22 
  - Just got off the phone with Amnesty International.  CBHagman   Dec-07-11 10:26 AM   #3 
  - Long over due for the "Royal" Family, to all get 500 lashes they can feel what it's like.  SoapBox   Dec-07-11 10:27 AM   #4 
  - The "crime" of the Shias is they do not support the Saud monarchy's "divine mandate"  McCamy Taylor   Dec-07-11 11:45 AM   #6 
  - Who do you think supports the current Saudi Royals? Three guesses and the first two better be the US  Vincardog   Dec-07-11 12:11 PM   #7 
  - Despicable. Wonder if any of those who defend sharia law will show up on this thread....  riderinthestorm   Dec-07-11 01:05 PM   #8 
  - Sharia is just like English Common Law..  Fumesucker   Dec-08-11 12:01 AM   #16 
     - Oh man, if I had a nickle for every time I've heard that on DU....  riderinthestorm   Dec-08-11 03:04 PM   #17 
     - Actually, Sir, Under Common Law, Blasphemy Was A Serious Offense, Punishable By life Inprisonment  The Magistrate   Dec-08-11 03:18 PM   #18 
        - Even in the colonies, being found guilty of religious blasphemy meant a fine  riderinthestorm   Dec-08-11 06:59 PM   #20 
           - Invoking The Inquisition, Ma'am, Is More In Support Of My Point Than Telling Against it  The Magistrate   Dec-08-11 07:14 PM   #23 
              - I object to ANY 21st century country instilling any religious law into their constitution.  riderinthestorm   Dec-08-11 07:47 PM   #24 
                 - Part Of The Problem There, Ma'am, Is That Sharia Is The Germ Of Constitutionalism In Those Societies  The Magistrate   Dec-08-11 11:45 PM   #25 
  - Can someone come on here  leftynyc   Dec-07-11 03:05 PM   #11 
  - How will the lashes be administered?  wpelb   Dec-08-11 03:42 PM   #19 
  - Here's a story from the Sydney Morning Herald.  CBHagman   Dec-08-11 07:12 PM   #21 
     - "allowed to wear a leather jacket"  Prometheus Bound   Dec-09-11 12:11 AM   #26 
  - If that country disappeared off the face of the earth  fujiyama   Dec-09-11 12:13 AM   #27 

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