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Old 12-17-2005, 06:13 AM   #1
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Blood money

This is the most ridiculous law i have seen in my whole life. Such laws exists, such people exists and such countries exist is a BIG SHAME on the face of this planet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_money

In Saudi Arabia when a person has been killed or caused to die by another, the perpetrator has to pay blood money, or compensation, as follows:

100,000 riyals if the victim is a Muslim man
50,000 riyals if a Muslim woman
50,000 riyals if a Christian man
25,000 riyals if a Christian woman
6,666 riyals if a Hindu man
3,333 riyals if a Hindu woman


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If you kill a Jew I think that you are actually owed money from the Saudi Government
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Re: Blood money

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This is the most ridiculous law i have seen in my whole life.
I've seen worse.

But yes it's horrible.
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If you kill a Jew I think that you are actually owed money from the Saudi Government
"Innocent until proven foreign...or Jewish...or female!"

Jon Stewart had some kind of quite like this, don't know the exact phrasing but it was brilliant.
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Re: Blood money

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This is the most ridiculous law i have seen in my whole life. Such laws exists, such people exists and such countries exist is a BIG SHAME on the face of this planet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_money

In Saudi Arabia when a person has been killed or caused to die by another, the perpetrator has to pay blood money, or compensation, as follows:

100,000 riyals if the victim is a Muslim man
50,000 riyals if a Muslim woman
50,000 riyals if a Christian man
25,000 riyals if a Christian woman
6,666 riyals if a Hindu man
3,333 riyals if a Hindu woman


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I agree, it's a really repugnant law. Unfortunately practically every law in Saudi Arabia is. If you don't believe me read Jean Sasson's "Princess Trilogy".
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What could possible be the source of this law that puts women at half the value of men
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What could possible be the source of this law that puts women at half the value of men
That blasted Wahhabist interpretation of Islam.
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And in situations where women are accorded half the testimonial value of men where wahhabism isn't at play.
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"Innocent until proven foreign...or Jewish...or female!"

Jon Stewart had some kind of quite like this, don't know the exact phrasing but it was brilliant.
meant to write "quote" in my original post, not "quite."
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What could possible be the source of this law that puts women at half the value of men
depending on the women and man, a women being 1/33 times the value of a man
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Pretty ugly. Still, the EU and the US do lotsa good business with the Saudis.
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I've seen worse.
tell me.

cutting off a hand for a theft...is that what you are refering to...or

stoning to death for adultery...
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Pretty ugly. Still, the EU and the US do lotsa good business with the Saudis.
oil is more important
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Pretty ugly. Still, the EU and the US do lotsa good business with the Saudis.
Are suggesting a UN-led boycott is in order?
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