February 02, 2013
Savage Freed After Paying Blood Money For Sadistic Rape & Torture Of A Child
A few days ago, I posted THIS STORY about a Saudi father who raped and tortured his 5 year old daughter to death. He has been released after paying the equivalent of $50,000 in blood money. Had Lama been a boy, the blood money amount would have been doubled, as males are worth more under Islamic law. More gory details about his crime (emphasis mine):
Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a former drug addict who rose to national prominence as an Islamic television preacher, was arrested last November and charged with brutally raping and torturing 5-year-old Lama al-Ghamdi to death. According to a medical report, the little girl had been tortured with whips, electric shocks and an iron. She had broken arms, a broken back and a fractured skull. She died on October 22.
According to social worker Randa al-Kaleeb, Lama had been raped "everywhere." Hospital staff told the girl's mother that her "daughter's rectum had been torn open and the abuser had attempted to burn it closed," Agence France-Presse reports.
It wasn't the first time that al-Ghamdi abused his daughter. Last April, he was accused of torturing her so badly that her skull was fractured and she sustained brain damage.
Al-Ghamdi was jailed for a short period, but the judge ruled that the prosecution could only seek to compel him to pay "blood money" to Lama's mother. That, combined with time served, led to the killer's freedom.
In Saudi Arabia, a US ally, people are executed by public beheading for apostasy (renouncing Islam), blasphemy, witchcraft, sorcery, adultery, homosexuality and prostitution. But under Sharia law, men cannot be executed for killing their wives or children.
Sharia law forbids retaliation for murdering offspring.
Mona Eltahawy shed crocodile tears for the girl, but still thinks its offensive to call people like the girl's father a SAVAGE.
(Hat Tip: Don Laird)
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