Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Saudi Shame

The recent court ruling by the legal system in Saudi Arabia is a blight on the reasonable treatment of women and once again shows just how much the government and patriarchal system of Saudia Arabia is distant from the compassionate teachings of Islam and the example of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. It is to be hoped that Muslim governments and Human Rights Organisations that exist in Muslim and non-Muslim communities will apply pressure on the Saudi government to reverse this decision. Rape and particularly gang rape is crime AGAINST a woman, and should never be seen as a crime that implicitly involves women.