Wasn't in either of our papers. No. But of course it wouldn't be. No country wants its own people to wake up in the morning and be a laughing-stock. But, seriously! A 75-year-old woman is going to be given 40 lashes AND four months in jail because two unrelated men delivered bread to her house. You just CAN'T make this stuff up.
"The case has sparked anger in Saudi Arabia." Ya' think? Just wait until this hits the interwebs full force. There are going to be a lot of other residents in plenty of other countries who are gonna be a lot angrier about this than the residents of Saudi Arabia, but not nearly as embarrassed. Wajeha Al-Huwaider, a Saudi women's rights activist told CNN, "It's made everybody angry because this is like a grandmother... Forty lashes -- how can she handle that pain? You cannot justify it." Apparently someone did.
Al-Huwaider says, "This is the problem with the religious police... watching people and thinking they're bad all the time. It has nothing to do with religion. It's all about control. And the more you spread fear among people, the more you control them. It's giving a bad reputation to the country."
Try not to feel too bad bad about a group or entity spreading fear and controling your the population of your country Ms. Al-Huwaider. The same thing other places, as well. Like for example, what is happening in the United States with Barry and his smitten minions - they are going all out to spread fear and so want control. People in the States are beginning to see what has happened though, and they are fighting back. It will happen, here, too. Just you wait.
Saw this at the site of The Man who scours the bowels of the internet so we don't have to. Thanks WZ!