Saturday, March 10, 2007

And just in time for International Women's Day...

... a story from Saudi Arabia (via the the blog of the Times' religion correspondent, Ruth Gledhill), about a woman who got ninety lashes for being raped. Well, not directly, but she was with an unrelated man when some goons took her to a farmhouse and raped her 14 times. And since being out in public with an unrelated man is illegal, she faced the lash.

Wowzer. Merciful and compassionate.

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