Oh, Well. That’s Different, Then. . . ?

Just so you don’t think that Saudi Arabian law is at all unreasonable, justices in the Hizzle of Saudizizzles inform us that the woman who was gang-raped and then sentenced to 200 lashes was in fact having an affair:

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Saudi rape victim ‘having affair’

Saudi justice officials say a woman who was sentenced to prison and flogging after she was gang-raped has now confessed to an extramarital affair.

OIC. . . .

Saudi justice is like the Dimsdale of Justice, “A hard man, but fair.” (This reference is extremely obscure. If you get it, you probably grew up with an Atari Tan, like me)

But you’ll be happy to note that the United States, a chief ally of the Saudis, has wasted no time in responding to the verdict:

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Saudi rape victim ‘having affair’

Several governments and human rights groups have condemned her sentence and urged it to be lifted. Canada described it as “barbaric”. The US, a major Saudi ally, declined to condemn to sentence, but did call it “astonishing”.

Wow. They couldn’t even muster up a “grave concern,” for this poor woman?

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.