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Saudi preacher gets off light for raping, killing daughter

Sentenced to pay "blood money" to the mother after having served a short jail term

 AFP – A Saudi preacher who raped his five-year-old daughter and tortured her to death has been sentenced to pay “blood money” to the mother after having served a short jail term, activists said on Saturday.

Lamia al-Ghamdi was admitted to hospital on December 25, 2011 with multiple injuries, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns, the activists said. She died last October 22.

Fayhan al-Ghamdi, an Islamic preacher and regular guest on Muslim television networks, confessed to having used cables and a cane to inflict the injuries, the activists from the group “Women to Drive” said in a statement.

They said the father had doubted Lama’s virginity and had her checked up by a medic.

Randa al-Kaleeb, a social worker from the hospital where Lama was admitted, said the girl’s back was broken and that she had been raped “everywhere”, according to the group.

According to the victim’s mother, hospital staff told her that her “child’s rectum had been torn open and the abuser had attempted to burn it closed.”

The activists said that the judge had ruled the prosecution could only seek “blood money (compensation for the next of kin under Islamic law) and the time the defendant had served in prison since Lama’s death suffices as punishment.”

Three Saudi activists, including Manal al-Sharif, have raised objections to the ruling.

The ruling is based on Islamic laws that a father cannot be executed for murdering his children, nor can husbands be executed for murdering their wives, activists said.

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  • Janna Ali

    Please, any body! some body can show me where is that low exist????? it’ s lie! it’s can not be an islamic low! no way!

  • Dave

    That’s islam for ya, get used to it,
    the EU and all states tell you to do so and embrace this religion of peace.

    If oppose, than shame on you racist, islamophobe etc…..

    • maxime1793

      It’s Wahabbism, not regular Islam, and Saudi Arabia is the main ally of the US in the region, after Israel. It is also the Saudis (and Qataris) who began funding radical jihadis to go into Syria and fight against Assad, with the support of McCain, Lindsay Graham, Hillary Clinton, Lieberman, etc.

      So let’s be clear … this sort of barbarism is what the US (Republican and Democrat both) endorses in the region. Secular governments get targeted for overthrow.

  • There is something wrong in the minds of those who have to judge that beast. Raping a five year old child in the anus is very bad. But allowing it is even worst. An animal would not do something as horrible as that father / rapist did. A light sentence is a way of showing sympathy for that horrid man. I think this must be a fine example of how society in Saudi Arabia is. Bad tot the bone, the portal to hell.

  • Muhammed Burhan al-Din

    That devil should be killed!

  • ZzXx

    Raping their own daughters? this is standard muslim behavior.

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