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Originally posted by Bombeni
Can a 13 year old child even live thru 90 lashes? I got 3 or 4 a few times and thought I was dying.
Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by nixie_nox
Er... HUGE difference.
All of the examples you mention are considered crimes here. However, this caning is government approved.
That is the difference. Caning someone here (especially for something so mundane as having a cell phone) would be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
How can people really defend that with a straight face.
Here in the United States, we sentence people to life in prison for drug possession (3 Strikes Rule)
Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by Barkster
Well as some on ATS would say.... you cant prove that this isnt what god wants. We cant prove that sharia law isnt the highest order of gods will...
So lets all just enable such behavior. It would be ignorant to think you have any more understanding than them.
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
reply to post by purplemer
I said nothing about the rest of horrors you speak of, because there are other threads to express outrage on those issues. Usually, posters try to stay on topic, per thread.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
reply to post by Mdv2
I normally try to be civil, but PLEASE KEEP YOUR POLITICAL CRAP OUT OF THIS ISSUE!!!!
Its about a child who is being given 90 lashes for nothing more than a scatterbrain mistake!!! This is ABOVE POLITICS please, I beg you. Please do something for this child instead of seeking parallelisms!
You and I can sort out other issues one by one and I swear I will listen objectively and try to find a common ground for both of us to find a solution to other mess. You and I are similar humans after all - BUT PLEASE SAVE THE CHILD AND ANY OTHER CHILD WITHIN OUR CAPABILITY WHERE WE SEE IT, PLEASE!
[edit on 21-1-2010 by SeekerofTruth101]
Originally posted by LeaderOfProgress
Why does no one look at the fact that she knew the consequences to her actions and chose to break what obviously is a law? When people choose to break the law why do they whine when they are punished according to that law? You can scream bad this and bad that with their belief system, but in the end this is the lifestyle that the child was brought into and raised to understand and respect. I do consider it strickt but I also do not know weather or not this is the first time this child violated the law. She may be a repeat offender. Sometimes when you run a "strickt" environment you have to also make an example out of some one. It just wasn't this childs lucky day.