Monday, March 14, 2005

150 lashes 

That's the penalty for getting pregnant out of wedlock in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the United Arab Emerites.
A maid was sentenced to 150 lashes yesterday for getting pregnant out of wedlock.

A Sharia Court official said the maid's UAE national sponsor filed a case with police accusing N.S.T of committing adultery and being pregnant....

The court sentenced her to 150 lashes, to be administered in two stages. She will then be deported.

It isn't enough to deport her. They have to beat the living daylights out of her before they ship her home. Barbaric.


By Blogger Dymphna, at Thu Mar 17, 10:12:00 AM:

Tried to comment on this last night. While the 150 lashes is appalling, what is scarier is what this story leaves out:


Lucky for her. Had she been Muslim, they'd be planning her stoning.


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