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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 03:05 PM
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11. Can someone come on here
and explain why I shouldn't consider Saudi Arabia a country of uncivilized barbarians?
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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 each...so 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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