Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Saudi man faces having his spinal cord severed

Another little look into the wonderful world of Sharia as practiced by our good friend and ally Saudi Arabia.  BTW, Iran also practices a literal form of an Eye For An Eye.  While there are some insurmountable differences between Sunni and Shia, they both agree on 99% of the Quran. 

And of course, this is "law" that Saudi is spending billions of our petrol dollars on to impliment in America through its 1,200 Mosques and Islamic centers. 


Saudi man who paralysed his best friend in knife attack faces having his spinal cord severed in 'eye-for-an eye' punishment

    Ali Al-Khawahir was aged 14 when he stabbed his friend in the backbone
    Ali has been imprisoned for 10 years, but must now pay 'blood money'

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 04:45 EST, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:27 EST, 2 April 2013

A Saudi man convicted of paralysing his best friend in a knife attack is being threatened with having his spinal cord cut in a tit-for-tat punishment.

The ultra-conservative desert Kingdom enforces Islamic law and on rare occasions issues punishments based on the ancient code of an ‘eye-for-an-eye’.

Ali Al-Khawahir was 14 years old when he stabbed his friend in the backbone and has been imprisoned for 10 years.

He has been told that he will be sentenced to being fully paralysed himself unless he pays the victim blood money in a form of compensation, reported the Saudi Gazette.

Originally the victim requested 2 million Saudi Riyal - more than half a million U.S. dollars - but it was later reduced to 1 million.

His mother has begged people to contribute money to the fund.

'Ten years have passed with hundreds of sleepless nights. My hair has become grey at a young age because of my son’s problem.

'I have been frightened to death whenever I think about my son’s fate and that he will have to be paralyzed,' she said.

Saudi Arabia enforces strict Islamic law and occasionally doles out punishments based on the ancient legal code of an eye for an eye.

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