Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Saudi rape victim pardoned: Update

Yes, the young woman I had written about has been pardoned by the King of Saudi Arabia.

While part of me grits my teeth at the pardoning of a victim, I realize that this was the only way for the young woman to escape her horrific victimization after an already harrowing ordeal.

And even though I know that there are probably others in S. Arabia undergoing the same or worse, at least one woman has escaped from it, even if it was because of intense media interest. Kudos to the woman and her lawyer. It doesn't happen often, but here's a rare victory for moderates in Islam.

Read more about it here

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