Islamic misogyny Middle East Brutality Saudi Arabia

Exclusive: Saudi Rape Victim Tells Her Story…….

This is one very stark example of the treatment of women “as chattel” in the Middle East. This is the same woman who was found guilty of being in a car with a man with whom she was not married to.

She was being coerced by a man (because under the Saudi system, women are made easy prey for men wanting to exact sexual favors in return for continued silence) to meet with him in exchange for a photo he had of her. Read and weep.

“Everyone looks at me as if I’m wrong. I couldn’t even continue my studies. I wanted to die. I tried to commit suicide twice,” she said of her experience just after the attack.

I [was] 19 years old. I had a relationship with someone on the phone. We were both 16. I had never seen him before. I just knew his voice. He started to threaten me, and I got afraid. He threatened to tell my family about the relationship. Because of the threats and fear, I agreed to give him a photo of myself,” she recounted.

A few months [later], I asked him for the photo back but he refused. I had gotten married to another man. He said, ‘I’ll give you the photo on the condition that you come out with me in my car.’ I told him we could meet at a souk [market[ near my neighborhood city plaza in Qatif.

He started to drive me home. …We were 15 minutes from my house. I told him that I was afraid and that he should speed up. We were about to turn the corner to my house when they [another car] stopped right in front of our car. Two people got out of their car and stood on either side of our car. They man on my side had a knife. They tried to open our door. I told the individual with me not to open the door, but he did. He let them come in. I screamed.

More here. *L* KGS

Note: The Sheik has more on honor killings, hijab, rape & floggings here.

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  1. It appears that this story is starting to get some traction here in the United States. Having been appropriately shamed, the great defenders of Women’s rights in the Democratic Party have started speaking out.

    Both Hillary Clinton and John Edwards have now registered comments on behalf of the Saudi woman.

    Unfortunately, in both cases, they leveraged their comments to criticize President Bush’s failure to deliver a direct diplomatic plea on behalf of the woman.

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