In Saudi Arabia, a man can accuse a woman of any crime with no witness to the crime. So say a man tries to rape a woman and she refuses, he can tell the police she practices witchcraft, an offense that is punishable by death. The woman is then take into custody and tortured until she confesses. Rape is often a part of this torture.
The police draw up a confession after hours, days or weeks of torture, and the woman signs her name at the bottom. The interesting thing is that women's literacy rate in Saudi Arabia is only 18% and most women do not know what they are signing and often have to sign with an "X" because they cannot even write because most are not allowed to.
Such is the story of so many women in Saudi Arabia, a country that runs it's entire legal system on the Islamic Sharia Law and they follow it precisely as written in the quran. Such is the story of Amina bint Abdul Halim bin Salem Nasser.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Rights group Amnesty International has described as "deeply shocking" Saudi Arabia's beheading of a woman convicted on charges of "sorcery and witchcraft," saying it underlined the urgent need to end executions in the kingdom.
Saudi national Amina bint Abdul Halim bin Salem Nasser was executed on Monday in the northern province of al-Jawf after being tried and convicted for practicing sorcery, the interior ministry said, without giving details of the charges.
"The citizen... practiced acts of witchcraft and sorcery," Saudi newspaper al-Watan cited the interior ministry as saying. "The death sentence was carried out on the accused yesterday (Monday) in the Qurayyat district in al-Jawf region."
Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy, has no written criminal code, which is instead based on an uncodified form of Islamic sharia law as interpreted by the country's judges. READ MORE HERE
In Saudi Arabia, women are considered less than a dog is to us here in America. Women are not allowed to even go to the store unless a male is with them. They are arranged in marriages that is not their choice and many of them are forced to marry a man who is abusive, cruel and withholding of basic freedoms, like reading and writing.
This is only one aspect of Sharia Law, only one.
Pray for all women who are abused and murdered under the horrors of Sharia Law