Monday, April 06, 2009

Do A Blood Test

Does it really matter what nationality she was? She was found dead, sitting in a wheel chair and it has to be reported that she "was well dressed, but they could not determine whether she was a Saudi or not." What difference does it make? Are only Saudi women allowed to dress well? What does that say about the rest of us? Never mind. I don't think I really want to know. Just my opinion, but wouldn't it be just a bit more prudent to find out why and how it was that a 30-year-old woman was left dead, sitting on the side of a street in a wheel-chair? [Oh, and for the record, I have no idea whether a blood test would be something that would conclusively identify someone's nationality.]

A man - not identified by name, of course - but a Saudi man - is "accused of blackmailing and raping a young woman and her brother for over eight years." What!! Eight years??? No. Something is very, very wrong with this story. You don't let yourself be a victim for eight years no matter what the circumstances. The young woman "reported that the man had taken... explicit photographs of them and used them to blackmail them to keep the abuse a secret." Okay. So you let the abuse go on - but NOT for eight years - and only report it after your mental health deteriorates? And, after your brother is forced "to become a drug addict." Sure. Let's just say that the whole story is true. What is going to happen to the man who has been accused of raping a young woman and her brother for eight years? Will he be beheaded? If there is proof - to the tune of some 4,000 photographs - his punishment should be no less than that of anyone else regardless of their nationality who is found guilty of the same crime, here.

Gang bust. There is a photo, here. See? It isn't always just the ex-pats who are guilty of possessing drugs. Amazingly, our papers have decided recently to not play "guess the nationality game." The four men, who are not identified by name, include two government workers and two students. What will their punishment be?

The headline is supposed to be catchy. "Girls will be boys." Hilarious. Not. [As a side note, however, there are more gender-change operations in this part of the world than you hear about anywhere else.] "Two young men who were arrested... after being found in 'indecent circumstances' surprised police when it turned out that one of the pair was in fact a girl dressed up as a man." I'd be willing to bet that this happens far more frequently than we hear about, here, since boys can do just about anything, including drive, and girl's are allowed to do virtually nothing but go to the mall.


  1. ...threatened to publicize the photographs if he did not bring his sister to him.translation: brother had a bit 'o fun w/ the neighbor, who turned out to be more than just a fellow perv, and then threw his sister under the bus to save himself from public humiliation.


  2. Girls will be boys: It's just like one of those hilarious old comedies where the girl wants to go to the special chef school or play championship billards in a stuffy old white guys club and she dresses up and fools everyone! Except that instead of getting a diploma or a huge gold trophy cup this chick will get a savage beating with a stick. I hate this movie.

  3. Just knew I smelled something wrong with the story, ShyAsrai. Thanks for the "translation."

    Funny, vermindust, I don't recall either Lucy or Ethel being beaten with a stick...


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