Teens flogged for graffiti
Two Saudi teenagers caught writing graffiti that praised former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden southwest of the Saudi capital have been flogged as punishment.
Security sources on Thursday said the two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, were caught after police and residents of Namas city in the southwest of the kingdom found graffiti scribbled on city walls this week.
The graffiti included praises of the al-Qaeda leader which said: "Long live bin Laden, the prince of Jihad (holy war)."
Punishment by flogging is enforced in Saudi Arabia for a variety of offences.
Source [News 24] via [Jihad Watch]
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Well, Linda, welcome to Saudi Arabia. It is the country where human rights are violated right, left and center!
Okay, honestly, I did not know what flogging means. So I looked it up in my dictionary, and I agree with Luai on the “ouch” part.
But instead of that punishment, why don’t they just have them paint over the graffiti and have them do community service or something. I mean the punishment is very harsh.
I can only imagine if that was the punishment for graffiti in L.A.
OUCH, that’s going to hurt!! But they deserve it!