Australian Sentenced to 500 Lashes in Saudi Arabia

Mansor Almaribe, an Australian man visiting Saudi Arabia, didn’t insult the Prophet Muhammad, but one of Muhammad’s companions. It was enough.

The Australian reports the result: a sentence of 500 lashes and a year in prison.

Isn’t Sharia grand?

The 45-year-old father of five was arrested in the city of Medina on November 14 while making the hajj pilgrimage and accused of insulting companions of the prophet Mohammed.

Memo to self: never, ever, ever visit Saudi Arabia. And, if I ever do go there, keep my fucking smart-ass mouth shut about anything having to do with the country’s superhero.


About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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