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Seventy Five-year-old Woman to be Lashed

In this charming report from the AP, we learn that a 75-year-old widow in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 40 lashes and jailtime for meeting with two younger men, in full accordance with Islamic Sharia law. Here’s an excerpt worth reading:

The newspaper Al-Watan said the woman met with the two 24-year-old men last April after she asked them to bring her five loaves of bread at her home in al-Chamil, a city north of the capital, Riyadh.

Al-Watan identified one man as Fahd al-Anzi, the nephew of Sawadi’s late husband, and the other as his friend and business partner Hadiyan bin Zein. It said they were arrested by the religious police after delivering the bread. The men also were convicted and sentenced to lashes and prison. (Emphasis mine)

This is the fruit that the so-called “Religion of Peace” brings forth. I might ask, where are the women of NOW and Code Pink? Why are not the champions of social justice outraged? Why the silence?

It is somewhat startling to note the differences between Christianity and Islam. One is a religion of peace and life, another of strife and death. Christianity grants mercy to old widows, Islam demands strict and arbitrary punishment. Most importantly of all, however, the Christian faith offers eternal life, while Islam only can only produce death and slavery to sin.


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