A belated attempt at damage control by Prince Charming.
A Saudi court will review the case of a teenage gang rape victim sentenced to jail and flogging after she was convicted of violating the country's strict sex segregation laws, the foreign minister said Tuesday.
The remarks by Prince Saud al-Faisal, made in the United States and carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, were the latest in response to a salvo of international condemnation of Saudi judicial authorities' handling of the case.
Wait. What did he say? But didn't he just say...?
It was also a sharp turn from a statement Saturday in which the Saudi Justice Ministry condemned the 19-year-old woman as an adulteress who had allegedly confessed to cheating on her husband. She was raped by seven men and then sentenced to six months prison and 200 lashes.This story is more proof that if it's sick stories of a medieval bent you want, the Saudis are the ones to see.
In the statement, the ministry said the flogging sentence would be carried out and condemned foreign interference. The statement likely sought to ease international outrage over the case by discrediting the woman.
This one was a hard one for the usual suspects to swallow. There's never an end to the multicultural Saudi apologists ready to leap to their defense: whether on their payroll or just for the sheer joy that lunacy brings.
What if the girl's sentence is overturned, so what?
What's the remedy for a wrongly-given 200 lashes?
How about splitting the 200 between the senior members of the Royal Family? It still won't make it right for the 19-year-old rape victim.
Better yet: treble the 200 lashes and mete them out between the above Saudis and the multiculti crowd who regularly provides their cover.
We'll call it even.
Source: Saudi FM: Court to review sentence
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