Friday, August 20, 2010

What century do we live in?

The answer to that question depends on where you live and the faith that rules your country. In Saudi Arabia, they live in the 12th century. What else can you call it when a Saudi Arabian judge asks hospitals to paralyse man?

A Saudi judge has asked several hospitals whether they would punitively damage a man's spinal cord after he was convicted of attacking another man with a cleaver and paralysing him, local newspapers reported today.

Saudi Arabia enforces strict sharia law and occasionally metes out punishments based on the ancient code of an eye for an eye.

Sharia law is stuck in time while the civilized world moved on. Why do we even give it any chance of establishing a foothold in the west?

At least one of the hospitals refused on ethical grounds.

Okaz reported that a leading hospital in Riyadh – King Faisal specialist hospital – said that it would not do the operation. The article quoted a letter from the hospital saying "inflicting such harm is not possible"…

I’m sure they will find a way to paralyze the man. They always do.

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