I think about the worst thing I’ve ever done with a text message is a spelling mistake. Though I have had some damned good laughs at various spelling mistakes coming through and there’s even a site that posts some of the more hilarious ones too…
I have however never sent a text to the wrong person…
A Saudi woman has been sentenced to eight lashes by a court in Qatif for mistakenly sending a text message allegedly promoting the Shiite branch of Islam.
The 30-year-old woman, identified only as YH, has been pronounced guilty for sending an SMS to another Saudi woman, containing a group of telephone numbers under the name ‘Shiite Islamic religious services’.
One phone number apparently led to Ayatollah Sistani, Iraq’s most senior Shiite cleric who is renowned throughout the Gulf for his learned counsel on Islamic law.
The Saudi Arabian state is a staunch adherent to the Sunni branch of Islam, and publicly disparages the Shia sect. Shia Muslims are not allowed to practice their faith, or even profess their sectarian beliefs in private.
The act of calling people for Shiism, or openly advocating the Shia faith, has been pronounced as haram (forbidden and despicable in Arabic) by the Attorney General, who publicly demanded that YH be severely punished.
The sentence was eventually conferred by judge Davoud Mohammad al-Davoud, who, according to local sources, is an extremist sectarian with a history of harsh judgements.
Always an eye opener to see what the paymaster of so many of our politicians will do when their so called religion is criticised. Remember this is Saudi Arabia which still imports slaves from Africa and who were the mainstay of the slave industry before and after the western nations became involved and finally decided it was too barbaric. Not that you’ll ever hear our ethnic minorities admit such truths, they believe we should apologise for not stamping it out sooner, they always seem to forget that many islamic societies still practice it.
Now do recall, that many muslims want, nay demand that shariah law is introduced to this country. They somehow believe that sending a text giving an alternative viewpoint should be punished by a whipping. They also believe in cutting off the hands of thieves, beheading infidels and hanging gays. there’s even a ruling out there as to how many times a man can hit his wife and how big a stick he can use. (we got rid of the rule of thumb centuries ago) In all, if you’re a woman, you’d think islam was definitely not for you, yet some do convert which shows how degraded our gene pool has become and how some women clearly have no self respect.
Yet this sort of persecution is what’s in store for us if we do not deal firmly with the barbarians in our midst.
The clues are out there.