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Saudis – notorious as usual: 75-year-old woman facing 40 lashes

And most people thought not letting women drive was bad, the leading state sponsor of Islamic extremism (neck to neck with Iran) continues breaking in to new grounds as its acts of imposing Sharia’h maintains its ruthlessness.
Saudi Arabia’s state sanctioned and widely revered by Muslim fundamentalists, style of punishments include amputations of hands and feet for robbery, and flogging for lesser crimes such as sexual deviance and drunkenness, public beheading, segregation and apartheid targeting non-Muslims. The number of lashes ranges from dozens of lashes to several hundreds.
Those of us who have witnessed Taliban rule in Afghanistan know that the overwhelming majority of the Taliban drew their inspiration from the Saudi style of governance, except that in Afghanistan there was no oil and therefore, not a similar quality of life for men. Nonetheless, Saudi elite paid regular visits to the Taliban ruled Afghanistan to hunt from animals and buy sex slaves.

A Taliban fighter with the amputated limbs of the victims paraded through the streets of Kabul. Source: Rawa.com

More recently, the Saudi minister of the interior (Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz) is reported to have ordered the immediate detention and flogging of a 75-year-old woman, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi; who is facing 40 lashes.

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