This is for Sand. And it’s not really as evil as some of the other things I posted about… it’s still very cynical.

It seems that in Saudi Arabia, the victim of a gang-rape was sentenced to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison. Originally, her punishment was lower – but was raised because the judges, well, I guess they didn’t like her.

[…] the victim was […] punished for violating Saudi Arabia’s laws on segregation that forbid unrelated men and women from associating with each other. She was initially sentenced to 90 lashes for being in the car of a strange man.

On appeal, the Arab News reported that the punishment was not reduced but increased to 200 lashes and a six-month prison sentence.

The Arab News quoted an official as saying the judges had decided to punish the girl for trying to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media.

The victim’s lawyer was suspended from the case, has had his licence to work confiscated, and faces a disciplinary session.

You got to put that in relation with what the rapists got.

[T]he 19-year-old woman, who is from Saudi Arabia’s Shia minority, was gang-raped 14 times in an attack in the eastern province a year-and-a-half ago.

Seven men from the majority Sunni community were found guilty of the rape and sentenced to prison terms ranging from just under a year to five years.

I think one of the best things anybody can do to make the world a better place is to end our dependency on mid-east oil. Those Arabs are a bunch of fucked up bastards. (I know, I know, there are nice Arabs too, but in general their society is a complete failure, judging by any reasonable standard of civilization.)