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Me so Saudi

November 21, 2007

Nothing like an extremely inappropriate title to kick off the morning. This is related to the story that Adam posted last night.
I just sort of skimmed through this article looking for pictures as usual, but this little snippet caught my eye. At some level, it’s actually pretty hilarious:

The husband of a Saudi rape victim sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in prison said his wife is “a crushed human being,” and blamed one judge with a personal vendetta — and not the Saudi judicial system — for treating her as a criminal. Human rights groups want Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah to drop charges against the rape victim.

But he said Saudi society was respectful of women and he had faith that his wife would get justice.

That last line is priceless. Absolutely priceles. I don’t even know what to say, it seems pretty gutless to backpedal like that, especially after you just got done accusing the judge of ruling this way for personal reasons. And also especially considering the Saudis treat women like dogs. I don’t even know how this guy could say this. I hope it was translated wrong.

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  1. November 21, 2007 2:53 pm

    I am actually amazed he is supportive of her and not disowning her / divorcing her / shunning her from the community.

    I guess that itself is sort of revealing if that is the most positive thing I can say.

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