Eid Mubarak…I guess.
Well, the rape victim in Saudi Arabia who was sentenced to 200 lashes was pardoned by the king. Though no one knows if it’s really true or not. This is Saudi Arabia, this could be just a face-saving maneuver.
All of this silliness, sexism and stupidity is exactly why I can’t and won’t ever live in a Muslim country. Religious police…bah. Who are these men to tell anyone how to practice any religion? I don’t even understand why the people don’t revolt. Look at this way: Think of all these holier-than-thou, homophobic people being cause in gay sex scandals. So, yeah, I can only imagine the hypocrisy of religious police, judges and politicians in a so-called Muslim country. (Is it obvious that I “have issues with authority”? Every report card from Kindergarten on up…)
And I’m sick and tired of our mosques here in the US not saying anything about cases like this. You know it’s wrong what Saudi Arabia does. Just because they give your mosque money, buy you Qur’ans or send you speakers doesn’t mean that you can’t still stand up for your beliefs. Just because they live in Saudi Arabia doesn’t make them more Muslim than you. When a rape victim gets gang-raped AND then sentenced for it, that’s an outrage and you know it. There’s is no reason that any of our so-called Muslim leadership hear in the US couldn’t have stood up and said, “That’s wrong.” Yes, this also means that I’m utterly confused about about all the hajjis in Saudi Arabia right now just going about their business. There are mass numbers and it would have been a wonderful thing if everyone had protested the stupid and unfair ruling before the Hajj started.