Under the Black Blanket

12/15/12

Saudis Lash and Jail Woman Seeking Alimony

lash.jpegA judge in Jeddah rewarded a woman seeking alimony in Saudi Arabia jail-time and lashes instead.

The woman, a mother of two whose husband abandoned her, is penniless and lives on charity. The judge  found her at fault for having married a foreigner. The comment thread from, I guess, other Saudis, on whether she had committed some infraction of shariah law and was therefore "haram," reveals the crazily casual misogyny that infects the minds of even the well-meaning.

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