Every time Muslims complain about being the victims of a witch hunt, they should be reminded that they are the ones who actually hunt witches.
A Saudi court sentenced two Asian housemaids to 10 years in jail and ordered their lashed 1,000 times each after they were found guilty of indulging in sorcery at their employers’ houses in the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Their Saudi employers reported the two maids to the Gulf country’s feared religious police, saying they had discovered that their families had been harmed because of sorcery practiced by the maids against them.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice who searched the two houses in Riyadh found talismans and other magic items in the bedrooms of the two maids, Sabq Arabic language daily said.
A 1,000 lashes may not even be survivable. But don’t look for any outrage or attention from the media. It’s just two, probably, Christian women, being murdered by a wealthy medieval theocracy that also happens to have a death grip on American foreign policy.
It’s not as important as every broken Muslim hangnail and house key that has to be immediately condemned, under the impetus of the Saudi death grip on our foreign policy.
When a Muslim settler cries in Burma, Obama rushed forward to demand action. Two women sentenced for witchcraft in Saudi Arabia. He knows nothing.
This kind of insanity isn’t an aberration. In the Muslim world, it’s the norm, as I wrote a while back…
A Saudi Al-Qaeda terrorist can expect to spend a little time at a plush rehabilitation facility before being set free to head off to the next conflict zone. But Saudi witches and sorcerers mercilessly have their heads chopped off in car parks.
A Saudi witch hunt is not a committee hearing; it is an actual unit of the Islamic religious police which is tasked with fighting witches and sorcerers, who according to the authorities, in the absence of the Jews, are responsible for most of the problems in the land.
Muslim witch hunts aren’t only limited to Saudi Arabia. In Iran, Ahmadinejad’s allies have been accused of being sorcerers. In Pakistan, witch hunts end the old fashioned away, with a bonfire.
Black magic is also a serious problem in the United Arab Emirates. In non-Muslim countries airport security personnel screen for Muslim terrorists carrying explosives and weapons; but in Muslim countries, the local equivalent of the TSA searches for magic wands and potions. Vigilant security personnel at Abu Dhabi International Airport caught one such would-be Harry Potter trying to enter the UAE.
“The airport staff suspected the passenger, so they inspected his luggage and found books that contained spells, mostly in unknown languages, and some suspicious tools which seem to be used for black magic,” said Colonel Rashid Bursheed, the head of the organized crime section at the Criminal Investigations Department.
Why exactly are we treating such backward theocracies as having anything of worth or value to offer the civilized world, except for the oil that happens to be on the land their ancestors settled?