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‘Justice,’ Religion of Peace-Style

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Know a man with a long beard? Be careful what you say to him in Saudi Arabia:

A SAUDI academic has been sentenced to 200 lashes and time in jail for insulting an Islamist colleague, a Saudi-owned newspaper reported today.

Hamza al-Muzaini, a lecturer in linguistics at King Saud University, was accused by Abdullah al-Barak, a lecturer of Islamic culture at the same university, of defamation and insult, the London-based Al-Hayat reported.

Barak, who is described as a radical salafist – a strict form of Sunni Islam – reportedly accused Muzaini of “mocking long beards” and questioning his knowledge in an article published a few months ago, other reports said.

Muzaini was sentenced to 200 lashes, four months in prison and banned from publishing, a verdict he immediately appealed, the newspaper said.

He’ll need four months in the hospital just to recover, assuming the flogging doesn’t kill him. This harsh, medieval view of justice has no place in the world today but is what Osama bin Laden and his cronies want for the entire world. Far from being justice, it’s barbarism.

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Written by martinipundit

March 22, 2005 at 9:30 am

Posted in GWOT

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