While the rest of the world struggles forward in the 21st Century, the Saudi brand of Islam remains – willfully, stubbornly, revoltingly – rooted in the 7th.
Here is an article on a sentence handed down in the Saudi “judicial” system. Technically speaking, of course, the court finds guilt and the victim, or the victim’s family, decides the sentence. This is a technicality. With the government allowing the victim to select any kind of punishment, the government remains responsible for any selection made.
The concept that governments are there to protect the rights , freedoms and liberties of – to say nothing of not intentionally paralyzing — their subjects is so foreign to Islam that it lacks any meaning.
In this instance the “guilty” party got in a fight a couple of years ago and struck his opponent with a cleaver, severing the man’s spinal cord and leaving him paralyzed.
He was found guilty, evidently in a court without any defense attorney whatsoever. So much for the rule of law – and CERTAINLY a total disgrace insofar as the modern world is concerned.
So, what is the sentence? The “guilty” party will have his spinal cord medically severed.
Now I could go on and on – as could most civilized people – about the utter barbarism of this “justice,” so I won’t bother other than to say that it would have disgusted anyone in the West for well over the past millennium with the possible exception of Torquemada.
(And I could go on and on about stoning a woman to death for sex. Or “honor killing” a girl for going on a date. Or genital mutilation to ensure a woman never has an orgasm.)
But that’s not my point
THIS is my point:
Those on the Left who insist on cultural relativism and “multiculturalism” have put themselves in the position of being COMPLETELY unable to comment on the barbarity (it seems such an inadequate word to describe the willful severing of a man’s spinal cord) of this “judicial” sentence.
This same group of “multiculturalists” insists that other nations have labor laws, gender equality laws, child labor laws, environmental protection laws, etc., etc., ad nauseam, identical to American laws – which are even more stringent that those of the West in general. This same group of “multiculturalists” insists that we treat all cultures as equal to our own, and demands recognition that WE, the WEST, are the most villainous culture in the history of the planet.
And now they support, tacitly or otherwise, the intentional severing of a man’s spinal cord by a government in a “culture” these Leftists insist is equal to our own.
If this is not reason enough to ban teacher unions and the mal-education of generations of citizens and voters, then what level of disgust IS required to do so? What level of revolting behavior is required to understand that an educated citizenry never would put forth this barbarous nonsense of “multiculturalism”?
The complete disgust of civilized persons for this same brand of Islam that the Saudi government funds in Madrassas and mosques across the world – including here in the US – cannot be overstated.
That ANYONE actually believes that this “culture” is equal to – or even deserving of recognition by – our own is comprehensively revolting.
And OBTW…. who do you think is funding the Ground Zero Mosque? And who funded Obama’s education at Harvard?
In 1994 America was up-in-arms because some dumb American teenager in Singapore was about to get “caned” for spraying paint on a few cars. It seems spanking a kid six times with a bamboo cane was a violation of his rights. Hey – when in Rome and all that, and spanking is not a big deal – certainly not when compared to the intentional medical severing of a man’s spinal cord.
President Clinton asked Singapore to waive the punishment. He got the punishment reduced to four strokes of the cane. The kid walked away from the caning intact with only his butt and his ego bruised.
Where’s the revulsion from our president now? Our State Department? ANY governmental entity in America?
Our president and secretary of State quite simply are not worthy of our nation. Not commenting here is a betrayal of America’s values and ideals. No other way to state this exists.
Can it be that America, through the “leaders” we have chosen, cares only about American human rights?
Is THAT how low we have fallen?