Tuesday, November 22, 2005

"Dubious Ideologies" Charge Gets Saudi Teacher Flogged, Jailed

Whether you think it's because he said "the Jews were right", as Arutz Sheva contends, or because he criticized Islamic militants, as reported by the BBC, the punishment handed down by a Saudi court against teacher Mohammed al-Harbi is barbaric - 750 lashes and 40 months in prison. Oh yeah, besides promoting these "dubious ideologies" al-Harbi also supposedly prevented students from going to wash for prayer. The monster.
Mr Harbi discussed Christianity, Judaism and the dangers of terrorism with students, and posted signs against terrorism around his school, Human Rights Watch says.

He also reportedly encouraged his students to analyse differences between the Koran and the Sunna, a body of traditional sayings and customs attributed to the prophet Muhammad.

Sentencing Mr Harbi to 750 lashes and 40 months in prison on Saturday, Judge Abdullah Dakhil accused him of "trying to sow doubt in a student's creed".
It seems doubtful that al-Harbi will actually serve jail time as 750 lashes will probably prove fatal.

Via The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.