Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Where's The Outrage?

A 19 year old gang rape victim in Saudi Arabia was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 200 lashes because she was with an unrelated male when they were attacked and the woman was gang raped. The woman was originally sentenced to 90 lashes but this was overturned when the rape victim appealed the sentence. Because the gang rape victim was in a car with a man who was not her relative she was guilty of Saudi Arabia's rigid Islamic law requiring segregation of the sexes. This victim was gang raped, and now "raped" by Saudi Islamic law!

Where is the outrage by the US over this incident. The Saudis are supposedly friends of the US. When is George W. going to speak out against this travesty? When is the US going to demand this sentence be overturned. George W. and the US certainly have not hesitated to insist that Pakistan allow Bhutto her freedom. The US has not hesitated telling Musharraf he must move forward with democratic reforms. Why has there been no response to Saudi Arabia by the Bush Administration?

2 comments:

paxromano said...

Outrage?

You expect outrage from a society that is so damn self absorbed, they can only worry about themselves?

People care today more about some Hollywood strumpet showing up with her underwear falling off than they do with the atrocities happening elsewhere.

We are a nation of anesthetized morons with the brain power of a gnat.

Karl said...

Oh Pax! You sound like your father.............not complaining are you? I only thought I did that!