Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saudi Woman, Refuses Abuse From Father, Released From Prison After Six Months

Even as the world is outraged at the abuse of women in Saudi Arabia, and muslim countries, a Saudi woman  who refused abuse from her father, who was her "guardian,"  is finally released from prison after being incarcerated over six months.

In Saudi Arabia, men control the women by forcing the women to have permission of a male "guardian" concerning matters that are normally a  women's choice  in civilized countries, such as travel, work and marriage.

In this particular case, the woman involved happens to be a divorced mother and lived away from her controlling father, or guardian, in a women’s shelter and had petitioned the Saudi court to remove her father as guardian because of her father’s abuse since childhood, and who had denied her permission to remarry.

So what does the judge do in the case? He abuses the woman more,  and  sends the abused woman to jail. Read about it here.

 How cruel and  absurd is that?  As unrealistic as it sounds,  the idea of maybe the Saudi judge confined the woman to jail to protect her from her abusive father came to me?    Nah, not in Saudi Arabia, I don't think so.  You have to ask yourself are muslim men so insecure and afraid of losing their women that they have to use abusive control over them to keep them  that just forces the woman to flee from them? What kind of love is this that a father would abuse his own daughter and a judge would send the woman to jail?  Where is the common sense in this decision?

In contrast, I am reminded as I read this outrageous account of what this poor victim of male abuse and women in Saudi Arabia in general endure on a daily basis, of the great Christian teachings from Jesus and the great Jewish Apostle Paul, who wrote about love suffering long, love is kind, love does not envy or bragg and love  is not puffed up in I Corinthians 13:4 and that the good fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, goodness and faithfulness to God  that the men in Saudi Arabia could learn a lesson from and put into practice. Wouldn't it be nice if the Saudi men would learn to accept these rules from God? 

Hatred and abuse only stirs up dissension, but love, not control, covers over all wrongs.

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