The vaunted compassion and moderation of Sharia on display again. No, wait… “Saudi girl, 13, sentenced to 90 lashes after she took a mobile phone to school,” by Mike Theodoulou for the Daily Mail, January 20 (thanks to Colin):
A 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months’ prison in Saudi Arabia after she took a mobile phone to school.
A court ordered the girl to be flogged in front of her classmates following an assault on the school principal, according to the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan.
After the assault she was discovered to have concealed a mobile phone, breaking strict Saudi regulations banning the use of camera-equipped phones in girls’ schools.
Al-Watan said a court in the northeastern Gulf port of Jubail had sentenced the girl to 90 lashes inside her school, followed by two months’ detention.
The punishment is harsher than that dished out to some robbers and looters.
Saudi Arabia, a leading US ally in the Middle East, is an absolute monarchy controlled by the Al-Saud ruling tribe, and lacks any legal code.
That’s quite inaccurate. Saudi Arabia claims the Qur’an and Sunnah as its constitution in the Basic Law of Saudi Arabia, and follows the Hanbali school of Islamic jurisprudence, in which Muhammad Ibn Abd-al-Wahhab (the “Wahhab” in “Wahhabist”) was also trained.