Saudi Arabia: Remember, They're Our Friends and Are Perfect

From HuffPo: Saudis to Execute a Woman for Witchcraft
BEIRUT, Lebanon — A leading human rights group appealed to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Thursday to stop the execution of a woman accused of witchcraft and performing supernatural acts.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the kingdom's religious police who arrested and interrogated Fawza Falih, and the judges who tried her in the northern town of Quraiyat never gave her the opportunity to prove her innocence in the face of "absurd charges that have no basis in law."
Witchcraft is considered an offense against Islam in the conservative kingdom.

In Falih's case, the judges relied on a coerced confession and on the statements of witnesses who said she had "bewitched" them to convict her in April 2006, according to the group.

Falih later retracted her confession in court, claiming it was extracted under duress, and said that as an illiterate woman, she did not understand the document she was forced to fingerprint.
The Saudi court cited an instance in which a man allegedly became impotent after being bewitched by Falih, the rights group said.

An appeals court ruled in September 2006 that Falih could not be sentenced to death for witchcraft because she had retracted her confession. But a lower court subsequently reissued the death sentence for the benefit of "public interest" and to "protect the creed, souls and property of this country," the group's statement said.
So let me get thsi straight: we need to be deathly afraid of Muslims and we need to kill lots and lots of them in Iraq and feminists just have to support the killing because of the human rights abuses often centered on the mistreatment of women under their religiously-based laws, but we don't need to go after the country doing things like this and we need religiously-based law here. At least, that's what Dubya and the right-wing brigades of this country tell me.

And why aren't we going after Saudi Arabia, the country that was home to 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers, the country that continues these kinds of acts to this day without so much as a peep from those who are scared to fucking death of OMG SHARIA LAW IN AMERICA IF WE DON'T KILL THOSE BROWN PEOPLES?

Bush <3s Saudis