Newsflash – Lashing revoked in Saudi
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, George W. Bush’s buddy, has intervened and revoked the sentence of ten lashes recently received by a woman who defied the Law of the Land and was caught driving a car. Female driving is a grave offence in Saudi, although there are signs of things loosening up a bit in that direction now that the natives are getting restless.
Perhaps its Abdullahs concession to the Winds of Change blowing through the Arab world? What with the male lunatics behind the wheel in Saudi it would be better if male driving was banned as well and the camel re-introduced as the only form of legal land transportation.
29th September 2011