The following is NSFW and contains a trigger warning for rape and injury. I speak forensically and medically and the information may not be suitable for children or for life in general.
Lamia was five. On the 25th of December 2011 she was brought to a hospital. A day we consider as Christmas.
She was diagnosed with skull fractures, spinal fractures, broken ribs and a greenstick fracture to the left arm. She was covered in bruises.
She was also raped. Now medically speaking children under the age of 12 are not physically large enough to handle sexual intercourse with a human penis. This will usually cause major trauma. Her medical report states that she was raped per oral, rectal and vaginal.
She was then burned. The rapist tried to cauterise her rectum shut. She survived, but not for long. She died on October the 22nd, 2012. After eleven months of torment.
What of her assailant? Well he was pardoned. Because he was her father and he was in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sharia law states that he is pardoned because it is not murder, being the source of his daughter’s life he cannot be held responsible for taking it away. (It also applies to wives)
The father is a good god fearing man. A preacher no less! Often appearing on Saudi Arabian TV. He initially blamed te medic for these injuries. I can categorically say that there is no procedure that involves being burned with an iron rod and heat cautery is normally done with electrical implements rather than heated rods. And are not advised for the repair of muscle tissue or epithelium.
Sharia law is the millstone against progress. It is the Rock of Sisyphus constantly destroying any and all progress that muslims may make. It is pure poison. It is anathema to humanity.
This crime may have occurred in another country without Sharia law. The law won’t stop idiots from being idiots. The law won’t stop monsters from being monsters either. The law however punishes and shapes what is acceptable behaviour. In a sane country, Fayham al Ghamdi would have been jailed for a very very long time. In Saudi Arabia where the death penalty is levied by accusation, where murder is treated like a witch burning rather than the process of the law, this man was hit with the strongest sanction of the Sharia Code with regards to his “crime”.
He was fined.
The world ill needs such barbarism. Islam must throw off the chains of Sharia before it can progress. Otherwise the moderates and progressive muslims will become fewer and fewer while the numbers of the blind fanatics increase till all we are left with is a cult of obedience to laws that are blatantly harmful. It is bad enough to believe in a religion where there are whips and chains in your mind without having to build real whips and chains to accompany them.