A Saudi man convicted of paralysing a fellow countryman in a cleaver attack is being threatened with having his spinal cord cut in a tit-for-tat punishment. The ultra-conservative desert Kingdom enforces Islamic law and on rare occasions metes out punishments based on the ancient code of an ‘eye-for-an-eye’.
The case judge in the northwestern province of Tabuk has sent letters to several hospitals seeking their advice on whether it is medically possible to render the attacker’s spinal cord non-functional, local newspapers said.
It is very rare for these punishments to be carried out as the victim's family generally accepts financial reparation from the offender, (funny that), but it got me thinking. As many of you know, I don't follow any of the main religions but I don't think that should stop us from adopting any ideas they might have if there any good and after 3000 years, they must have come up with something apart from making money, (fucking stop it-Ed).
For instance, in this 'Christian' country we are supposed to live by the 10 commandments. Fair enough, I say, that's a fair enough point for giving us some sort of morals, as long as our politicians remember them, too. So should we adopt or regress back to the 'eye for an eye', punishment. "You're joking", I hear you liberals shout, although there are not too many liberals read this pile of shite, but stay with me for a moment. There you are on a quiet night out with your wife or husband, or perchance your same sex partner, (you thought I had forgotten my gay following there) and through no fault of your own, some fuckwit sticks a glass in your face causing severe impairment to your vizog. Would you not want, if and when he was found guilty, the option of having his face surgically damaged to mirror your own impairment, or else the offer of say £10,000 from him to enjoy your recuperation? Surely better than him going before a Judge and being given 50 hours community service because he's from a broken home? If he knew, that might be the punishment, do you think he would have thought twice about doing it in the first place?