Skip to comments.A child's death rocks Islam's teachings
Posted on 09/05/2013 6:37:06 AM PDT by Kip Russell
Only time will tell, but a 5-year-old Saudi girl may eventually prove to have wielded more influence over her people during her short, tragic life than did the country's conservative religious leaders touting twisted "virtues" of Islam satisfying their own perversions.
In Saudi Arabia last year, 5-year-old Lama al-Ghamdil was killed by her father -- Islamic religious leader and popular TV personality Imam Fayhan al-Ghamdi -- after he became incensed she had lost her virginity. Even more shocking, however, is the person to whom her virginity was lost and the initial punishment he was given.
Most societies seek to protect the one asset perpetuating their future existence: children. Where child protection laws have been passed but ignored society expects responsible citizens to report an adult's abusive treatment and that the justice system will then ensure children are protected from an abuser.
Ghamdi confessed to torturing and killing his daughter. The girl's body showed evidence of a fractured skull, brain damage, repeated rapes, burns, beatings with whips and an iron, electrical shocks, a broken back, ribs and arm. Reportedly, he also had sadistically sought to burn Lama's rectum closed.
For 10 months, Lama lingered in the hospital before succumbing in October 2012 to her massive injuries. One cannot imagine the thoughts going through this defenseless child's mind as she tried to understand the pain and suffering she was forced to endure at the hands of her own father.
Ghamdi was arrested and jailed in November.
The abuse inflicted upon Lama was justified by the father as she no longer was a virgin. That would have been sad enough but evidence suggests the father was the rapist.
Obviously, any parent should be outraged by such sadistic brutality. While too late to help Lama, one would hope Saudi's justice system would put the father away so his two other children avoided similar abuse.
But a Saudi judge ruled Ghamdi need only pay his ex-wife $50,000 in "blood money" for having abused and killed their daughter (had the child been male the fine would be double), stating the few months he had already spent in prison was sufficient punishment!
The ruling was based on Islamic or "Sharia" law prohibiting a father from being executed for killing his child (or wife) if compensation is paid.
Ghamdi also was allowed to retain custody (the parents are divorced) of his two surviving children.
The initial response by the Saudi government to this case was only to establish a 24-hour hotline to report child abuse.
While it is bad enough any human being could abuse his own child like this, it is even more frightening the person doing so was a religious leader who believed he could so act with impunity.
Any religious law dictating one who tortures or murders a child avoids commensurate punishment can only be labeled diabolical. Any one supporting Ghamdi's meager punishment for his horrific crime is incapable of salvation by any religion. Any imam accepting such an interpretation is incapable of understanding Islamic beliefs have been poisoned by mindless fanatics.
Like a vine, Sharia has slowly been creeping into Western cultures, choking existing victim protection laws.
Already taking root on a large scale in the United Kingdom, Sharia creep has entered the United States as well where victims' rights are beginning to be ignored as Muslim defendants plead "the Koran made me do it!"
Fortunately, the international outcry over Ghamdi's light punishment prompted the Saudi royal family to intervene. He was returned to prison. And, despite Sharia's prohibition, some Saudi activists are demanding his execution.
Sadly, it wasn't the brutality of Ghamdi's actions that caused the royal family's intervention -- it was the public outrage triggered by his light sentence.
But the outrage did result in the government's first anti-domestic abuse advertisement -- one depicting a woman in a hijab with only her eyes visible, one eye blackened and bloodshot.
The outcry caused by Lama's tragic death strips Sharia of its dark side in a supposedly "moderate" Saudi Arabia. It also led to an historic development with the country recognizing domestic violence against women and children for the first time by banning it. While violation of the ban imposes only one year in prison and minimal compensation, activists consider it a start in the right direction in a society where male control of women trumps basic human rights.
Any effort to change an abusive attitude toward Muslim women and children runs counter to a male mindset, first promoted by Prophet Muhammad that has permeated the region for centuries.
The Saudi ban, however, takes on special significance due to the role Riyadh's plays in Islam. The royal family is the guardian of the religion's holiest cities -- Mecca and Medina. As such, it is the protector of Islam and its beliefs codified in the Koran. That is a book that conveys a far different message about women and children than does Riyadh's recent ban.
If the Saudi ban is successfully implemented, 5-year-old Lama -- in death -- will have reversed, after 13 centuries, a brutal male mindset, improving life for generations of Muslim women to come.
Maybe gassing these animals isn’t such a bad idea after all.
You know the world is upside down when the Saudi royal family does more to battle child abuse than a Montana judge.
Any religion which would teach a father to slaughter such innocents, especially of his own flesh, is of Satan.
Oh Dear Lord, Heavenly Father, how depraved and sick and disgusting. That poor child only five short years. This truly is an abominable ‘religion.’
Violation of human rights by Muslims will not end until the progressive movement is destroyed globally.
At the very least, let them gas each other.
I had to stop reading this. Too horrific. God help us, God help defend and protect the children of this world.
The sickness at the heart of the Middle East is child abuse. The sexual abuse of children is endemic in the Islamic cultures across the Middle East and explains why these people engage in behaviors that are insane to civilized observers.
Nothing rocks islam’s teachings...
I have yet to learn anything about Islam that isn’t completely disgusting.
Anybody still think that the religion of peace is a religion of peace?
NONE of them should be allowed into this country. None.
Where are the nags?...
You are absolutely correct. I have long thought the the Middle East seems to be suffering from a collective psychosis resulting from PTSD caused by growing up in a family where there is pervasive sadistic sexual spousal and child abuse.
islamics are savages
And these are the people that want to fund Obama’s Syria operation.
“islamics are savages”
And yet the liberal world refuses to outlaw the hate cult of Islam even after centuries have proven, they are such an inferior people that they will never progress beyond their savage behavior.
Everyone who writes or speaks of the devil’s hate cult of Islam and associates it with the term religion is just as guilty as these pieces of human debris.
The world needs to realize we are at war and just because the army we are fighting are not from a single country it is a real war to the death and Islam must be totally defeated and no record of the comic book for retards, the Koran, should remain on this planet.
Mosques are nothing more than weapons factories and should not be allowed to exist.
>It also led to an historic development with the country recognizing domestic violence against women and children for the first time by banning it. While violation of the ban imposes only one year in prison and minimal compensation, activists consider it a start<
This statement needs no comment.
That might depend on how many relatives and friends the girl in Montana had. A short sentence might lead to a shorter one.
This is not sick behaviour. This is evil incarnate!
I think we in the USA have a tendency to diagnosis behaviour such as this as “sick” or “insane” which gives the perpetrator an excuse for the acts. I prefer to call it “evil” simply because it is (in my mind).
Not to rag on you for your post; I would like more people to consider an alternative to mental illness when we hear about this type of behavior.
Islam is a murderous, bloodthirsty doctrine straight from hell, and those who practice it have given themselves over to Satan.
Absolutely and utterly agree....but good luck trying to carry out the idea.
Ah yes, Time, the guardian and facilitator of evil. Time, the sponge that absorbs all outrage and transforms it into acceptance. Time, the drain that sucks out our life, liberty, happiness and the will to keep those gifts that the One True God blessed us with.
Time is on their side, not ours.
Seriously, tie this man’s limbs with ropes to four camels, then don’t startle them, just let them wander off. Only after three limbs are torn off should the forth camel be driven to take off into the rocky scrub, dragging him by his remaining limb.
At least the hideous scum bag can't hut this poor child anymore.
God rest her little soul.
Conservative friends in the faith, let us press on to lift high the name of Jesus Christ. This world has little time left, the end truly is near.
If Obama goes ahead with his Bombing Tour, there are a lot of Bible Prophecy teachers who believe this will lead to a cascade of events which will open the flood gates for the revealing of the Beast and of course the tribulation period. But the Beast cannot be revealed until the Holy Spirit is removed. So it stands to reason that if born again believers (who are the Church) possess the Holy Spirit then the Church will be removed before the Beast can be revealed. It is the Holy Spirit in us that prevents all hell from breaking loose on the earth.
Many of us believe in the teaching of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture and that the teaching in 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-8 is that which teaches that the Beast cannot be revealed before, "7 He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed..."
This wicked world will come to its end and it will get much, much worse. If the Rapture were to happen today or shortly after Obama fires the first salvo, will you be meeting the Lord in the air or will you be left behind to fend for yourself through in the Great Tribulation... whether you believe in the Pre-Trib Rapture or not, you must ready your hearts and stand for the truth of God... He will come as a thief in the night... God impower us through your Holy Spirit to walk with you today and to boldly speak your name.
Will never happen, tragically.
We need not worry about this little one; she is safe in the arms of the One Who loves children Who said “let the little children come to Me.”
Her father? Well, read Matt. 18:6 and Luke 17:2 to see what the Lord has to say about this kind of abomination.
If he doesn’t repent, he will burn for eternity.