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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:08 PM
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Saudi court increases punishment for rape VICTIM
http://thinkprogress.org/2007/11/17/saudi-court-increas... /

Saudi court increases punishment for rape victim.

A 19-year old gang-rape victim saw her punishment increased by a Saudi court. The seven rapists had originally received sentences ranging from 10 months to five years in prison, but the victims lawyer challenged the sentencing as too light. A Saudi appeals court agreed and made the punishment two to nine years for the rapists. But the Saudi court also increased the punishment for the victim, who had originally received 90 lashes for meeting with an unrelated male. The court increased her punishment to six months in prison and 200 lashes. CNN reports:

The judges more than doubled the punishment for the victim because of her attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media, according to a source quoted by Arab News, an English-language Middle Eastern daily newspaper.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:09 PM
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1. Now I see why the Bushies LOOOOOVE the Saudis.
The Saudis act as the Busheis WANT to act...and will get to act, eventually, unless they are stopped.
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SharkSquid Donating Member (659 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:21 PM
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You proof for that statement?
n/t
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:41 PM
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8. You think that's a statement than can be proven?
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 01:44 PM by tom_paine
:silly: :silly: :rofl:

For my next trick, I will conclusively prove to three decimal points the EXACT direction which the wind will blow in my backyard.

Ready....? One... Two... Three...

:silly: :silly: :rofl:

Oh, wait. I can "prove" that the Bushies love the Saudis.



Get a room, you two!

:silly: :silly: :rofl:
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SharkSquid Donating Member (659 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:48 PM
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9. OK I asked you to prove that republicans would like
to punish rape victims for driving in cars with men....
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:02 PM
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10. Well, I can't "prove" what's in people's hearts.
For the proof, we will ahve to wait until the Penultimate and Final Pahses of the Bushies' tranisitioning of America from democratic-republic to BushPutininst (New Totalitarian) Tyranny, THEN see how they act after they have unchecked power for a few years.

Jerry Falwell? Pat Robertson? Ted Haggard? You think any of them have more evolved views on women than the Saudi Fundamentalists? These men who yearn for a nation ruled by the Bible, not the Constsitution, you think that they don't harbor in their hearts a beautiful medeval world where God was all powerful and liberals were tortured and burning at the stake (STFU, you Liberals!)?

No, I can't prove that to three decimal places any more than I could prove my other assertion of Bushie-Saudi love.

But you should Google "Christian Reconstructionism" which shows just a tiny peak into what the Bushies would like to do once they rule with fully unchecked power. Plus, Chistian Reconstructionists count our votes (Dieblod and ES & S) and now staff important posts in our Bushie Ministry of InJustice, where the main mission of the Department of Civil Rights is to prevent minorities from registering and voting by criminalizing the innocent.

In truth, no one can predict the exact details, but when the lethal Union of medevally-configured weak minds are put in mental harness by High Social Dominators (as happened in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and everywhere tyranny triumphs), it's going to be bad.

Please feel free to click on my signature links to further elaborate on the things I am saying.

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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:05 PM
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11. go away n/t
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:14 PM
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2. What a piece of shit country
And home to 15 of the 19 hijackers, I might add.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:20 PM
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5. careful... you cant separate th country from th religion, god is merciful,apparently followers arent
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:18 PM
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3. Fuck those medieval wahhabi motherfuckers

The Pat Robertson wing of Islam strikes again. Too bad the US no longer has any credibility on Human Rights. Not that * plans to do dick to try to stop this...

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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:18 PM
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4. I'm not sure what is being done for the victim, but...
...this cruelty towards the rape victim is just one example of human rights violations in the nation of Saudi Arabia. For all those who are looking for ways to end just injustice, here's a link to the Saudi Arabia page for Amnesty International.

http://www.amnesty.org/ailib/intcam/saudi/index.html

Specifically on the treatment of women:

http://www.amnesty.org/ailib/intcam/saudi/briefing/4.ht...
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:21 PM
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6. 3 threads on this sickening story
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Saudi punishes gang rape victim with 200 lashes


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
BBC: Saudi court harshens punishment for gang-rape victim


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Saudi rape victim sentenced to six months in jail, 200 lashes


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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:23 PM
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7. Sorry, I didn't realize the story had been updated. nt
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