According to Islamic law, the 'blood money' can be paid in lieu of the death penalty. The preacher's fine was reportedly half the usual amount because the victim was a girl.
Saudi preacher Fayhan Ghamdi, a frequent guest on Muslim TV networks, confessed to using cables and a cane to inflict the injuries, AFP reported, quoting activists from the group ‘Women to Drive.’
Ghamdi reportedly doubted that his daughter, Lama Ghamdi, was a virgin, and forced her to undergo a medical inspection.
The hospital told the victim's mother that her child's “rectum had been torn open and the abuser had attempted to burn it closed,” AFP reported on Saturday.
In October 2012, the girl died from her injuries. The following November, the father was arrested. The judge ruled that the "blood money and the time the defendant had served in prison since Lama's death suffices as punishment," activists reported. (Continue Reading.)
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Saudi Preacher Fayhan Al Ghamdi Released after Rape, Torture, and Murder of Five-Year-Old Daughter Lama
Saudi Preacher Fayhan Ghamdi raped, tortured, and murdered his five-year-old daughter Lama. However, a devout Muslim judge ruled that, according to Islamic law, a few months in jail and a payment of $50,000 was punishment enough. Islam requires "blood-money" in such cases, and Ghamdi has payed his blood-money. Now he's free to have another daughter, and to rape, torture, and murder her as well. Welcome to the "justice" of Islam. (But don't complain about Sharia, or you're a racist.)