Rape in Saudi Arabia, Selective Justice by the US

So get this, a 19-year-old young woman was in a car with a young man, which is illegal in Saudi Arabia because the two were not married, and were both attacked and raped by 7 men. 4 of the 7 were convicted of kidnapping and the victims were each sentenced to 90 lashes each. The young woman’s sentence was lengthened to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison. Disgusting.

To top it off, the Bush Administration, a staunch supporter of the Saudi tyranny, has refused to comment on what it calls, “an internal Saudi affair.” This, by the way, is the same administration that championed the cause of the Iranian hunger striker Akbar Ganji and called on Iran to release him. Now don’t get me wrong, I agree that Akbar Ganji should have been released but I disagree with the selective justice the US espouses; it is willing to interfere in the politics of its enemy, but is quiet when it comes to the injustice of its ally.

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