A scandalous incident occurred last Monday in Saudi Arabian city of Taif as 7 men were sentenced in court to 99 whip lashes and long time jail terms. The reason: they were caught partying with girls and alcohol. No, this wasn’t a sex orgy or something, but just a party of students of both sexes and there was alcohol present. The 2 organizers of the party were punished hardest with both 20 months in jail and 99 lashes, handed to them in front of the girls’ college as an example.
Saudi Arabia is one of the countries with the toughest Islamic laws (Sharia). Although we already explained to you that technically alcohol should not be prohibited for Muslims, in this country it’s considered a major sin. Still the 7 men, along with 15 women who were also arrested, just wanted to experience something close to a normal student life. The other 5 guys present also got 99 lashes and 8 months in jail. What happened to the girls wasn’t revealed by the Saudi authorities. However in similar cases before were handed to their families.
Of course our sympathies are with the punished students. One can only hope that the people in Saudi Arabia will soon liberate themselves from the retards in charge.