Could this kind of thing have anything to do with a mindset that considers unbelievers as the “vilest of creatures” (Qur’an 98:6)? From Arab News, with thanks to Twostellas:
RIYADH, 10 April 2005 “” Another Indonesian guest worker is battling to stay alive after being subjected to sadistic tortures and rape by her sponsor.
Twenty-five-year-old Suniati Binti Nibaran Sujari is in intensive care with burns to more than half of her body and brutal injuries to her genitals as her life hangs in the balance.
The woman, who worked as maid, was rushed to the intensive care unit of the Riyadh Medical Complex (Shumaysi Hospital) on Thursday morning. Her employer has been detained and is being questioned by police about allegations of sexual harassment and physical torture.
This is the second case of inhuman torture of an Indonesian maid that has surfaced within the last three weeks. Nasser Al-Dandani, the Saudi lawyer who represents the Indonesian Embassy in this case, confirmed the reports of the torture of Suniati but refused to divulge details of the case.
CORRECTION: I cited Qur’an 98:6 in error. Reading the piece quickly I got it in my mind that the maid was a Filipina. An Indonesian, of course, would most likely be a fellow Muslim, so that this story is possibly about Islamic slavery, but is not about treatment of unbelievers.