I guess this is exactly how Mansor Almaribe's butt will look like after being lashed 10 times. However, the Australian was sentenced to 500 lashes and a year in a Saudi Arabian jail after being convicted of blasphemy during the just concluded hajj season.
I believe his whole butt flesh will be 'minced' just after 50 strokes and his bones will be exposed after 200. Another 300 lashes? It's as good as condemning him to death!
The 45-year-old man was detained in the holy city of Medina last month while making the Muslim pilgrimage of hajj. Family members told Australian media that Saudi officials accused him of insulting the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, a violation of Saudi Arabia's strict blasphemy laws.
In Malaysia, 'blasphemy' is becoming so common. Insulting the King and the Malay Rulers, and making racist remarks are part of the 'freedom of speech' and 'human rights' labels some quarters sought.
And how many lashes should we give to such people, especially those who insulted the King and in invoking racism and religious sentiment? 5? 10? 250? It's not easy to regulate such a law, isnt't it? And I believe many people will oppose to it.
For Mansor Almaribe, there will be no reason for him to live if he won't be able to sit down for the rest of his life for losing his butt. Better if we shoot him in the head!
Oohhh.... By the way, do you still remember this local case?
Oooppsss.... no further comment...