Spine Tingling Stuff…

22 Aug

This is why I would never intentionally consider committing a crime in The Land of Sand:

 http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h0qz2zZ5gZ99ZUq7htHvGD49co6gD9HMJV900

 Is that not one of the most scary things you have ever read about a judicial system IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE? That this could even be considered as a just form of punishment completely floors me. 

What do you think?

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2 Responses to “Spine Tingling Stuff…”

  1. trapperhoney August 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    actually, i think if we had a little more ‘eye for an eye’ punishment more people would reconsider committing acts of crime. i mean, when you can commit a murder and in most cases all you will get is locked away for the rest of your life where you will be housed, fed, have access to a fully loaded gym and get a free education, why think twice about it? afterall, there is a chance you can get off or even make probabtion at some point. if, however, you know that you will be killed in the like manner in which you kill someone, it would definitely give one pause.

    • dustbusting August 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

      You have a very valid point. It would be interesting to know what the crime statistics are like in Saudi. It is not information that would be published for the general population but it would be interesting. However, as I write this I am reminded of the terrible torturous conditions that some of the nannies, housemaids and drivers live under here which often goes unpunished. And even when punished, it is certainly not an eye for an eye kind of punishment. Every country has their good and bad points, I suppose. Harsh punishment is often metered out on non-local people here and the same is not always the case for the local citizen.

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