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a woman does NOT get whipped for being raped

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Submitted by Richard (Australia), Feb 20, 2008 at 19:35

Daniel,

I am a great supporter of your articles and views, but you need to get the story straight or you will lose my (and others) respect. You stated "These include punishing a woman for being raped" yet the very link you send us to has this sentence: "For a woman to be meeting in private with a man who is not her husband or a relative is a crime in Saudi Arabia, where the legal code is based on a strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islamic law."

Nowhere in that article or on any others I have seen around does it state the woman is being punished, but for the reason in quotes above (which is still monstrous, but there it is...). So don't distort the truth please. And you will continue to get the support you enjoy from so many people around the world. Oh, and I read Irfan Yusuf's blog - he is right in that nowhere does Innes refer to Ismal/Muslims, but the fact that itis only in Islam that there is a problem with dogs that the implication is obvious to many of us.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

You seem to have missed the "Qatif girl" story of late 2007 that I was alluding to. Here is an IHT story on the case: "Ruling jolts even Saudis: 200 lashes for rape victim."

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