Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saudi legal system finds justice demanding

The headline proclaims "Saudi legal system finds justice demanding" but the truth is that there is no legal system as recognized by the civilized world in Saudi Arabia, only Sharia.  This article is instructive of what the Saudis wish to impose on the world through the thousands of mosques and Islamic centers they have built and staffed throughout the Western world.  While the violent Islamists are a danger, their ability to impose Sharia is self limiting as their acts of violence raise alarms and are resisted. 

On the other hand, Saudi Whaabi infiltration of the West is carried out under cover of multiculturalism and political correctness. The Saudis are of course not the only Islamists working under cover of peace and friendship.  The Muslim Brotherhood is another major Islamic threat to Western freedoms and way of life as we see them marching through North Africa and America via CAIR and dozens of other Brotherhood fronts. 

So while the West is focused on the violent sects of Islam, the non violent groups work unmolested to install Sharia in Western legal, financial and political systems.


Saudi legal system finds justice demanding

Reform moves falter given reluctance to adopt system of precedent or civil codes

    By Abeer Allam
    Published: 13:12 January 25, 2013

Riyadh: The beheading last week of a young Sri Lankan maid after she had spent six years in a Saudi prison following a death sentence passed in 2007 for killing her employer’s baby has turned the spotlight on the ills of the country’s antiquated legal system, according to Saudi legal experts.

Rizana Nafeek was 17 at the time the four-month-old baby under her care died. She had no access to a proper translator or to lawyers during the initial interrogation and the trial. Yet, all of that did nothing to sway the decision of the judges who enjoy wide discretion to interpret Islamic law, admit evidence and accept or dismiss lawyers from the courtroom at will.

Five years after King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz ordered a sweeping $2.2-billion (Dh8.07 billion) legal reform, aimed at training judges, codifying Sharia, introducing specialised commercial courts and speeding up the litigation procedures, lawyers and businessmen complain that the problems afflicting the Saudi legal system run very deep. They say that, in effect, little has been done to address the problems despite the hype that surrounded the reforms.

“The lack of real judicial reform has a catastrophic impact on both human rights and the business environment,” says Abdul Aziz Al Qasim, a lawyer. “Judges take up to seven or nine years to make a decision. Many companies and ordinary people can’t afford to wait for years to get their rights back, if they ever get it.”

Although the council of ministers last year approved a new arbitration law to curb court intervention in the arbitral process, lawyers complain that its application still depends on the interpretation and application of this law by the Saudi courts. Also the regulations have not been implemented yet.

Article continues HERE.