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Sickness Of The Left

Posted by DJM on January 22, 2010

This post is almost too vile to publish.

Jack Cafferty of CNN.com posted an editorial about a 13-year-old Saudi girl sentenced to 90 lashes for carrying a cell phone to school. The punishment is harsher than many Saudi thieves receive. She could very well die during the lashing.

The editorial goes on to point out how women are often treated as second-class citizens, with few rights.

Cafferty asks readers to respond to this question: What does it say when America’s ally Saudi Arabia sentences a 13-year-old girl to 90 lashes after bringing a cell phone to school?

The story is disturbing enough. But even more so, are the responses of CNN readers, most who live in America – the one country that rightfully condemns human rights abuses – more than any other.

Some response examples:

“We should respect the cultures of other countries as well as the rules of the school Both of which come above all else.” – Mehra

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