The link to this story was about half way down on the Drudge Report. I have no idea if you’ll find it tonight on NBC News, CNN or anywhere else on the television. Surprisingly, it’s in the Los Angeles Times.
Nagla Wafa, a 39 yerar old Egyptian mother of twins who plans weddings and is a designer by trade, got into a breach of contract dispute with an unnamed female member of the Saudi royal family. She was arrested in May of 2009 and charged with fraud. Her punishment? 500 lashes, administered in incrments of 50 lashes per week inside the Al Malz prison.
Ever seen video footage of a flogging? It is brutality and cruelty beyond civilized imagination. It’s a regular practice in Muslim states.
So, tell me again, why we continue to do business with the Saudi royal family. Why do Presidents of the United States offer deference to a despot whose government metes out torture on a regular basis? (See photos above and below.) We’re not talking sleep deprivation here or water in someone’s face.