Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tell me is this fair?

Sudanese journalist Lubna Ahmed Al-Hussein incidence of being charged has some how shocked me.

As far as I know dressing issues we should be smart and decent... and to some extent it is how someone feels or it is someones choice. but it seems I am wrong due to what happened to her

I don't real know what to say.... how should we dress? or what is it wrong with dressing in certain way?
I am running out of ideas please let me know


Miss Welby said...

She has now been spared the lashes but she says that she wants to go to prison rather that simply pay a fine accepting the warped logic of sharia law. This was the BBC news of the incident one month ago:

Sudan women 'lashed for trousers'

Several Sudanese women have been flogged as a punishment for dressing "indecently", according to a local journalist who was arrested with them.

Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, who says she is facing 40 lashes, said she and 12 other women wearing trousers were arrested in a restaurant in the capital, Khartoum.

She told the BBC several of the women had pleaded guilty to the charges and had 10 lashes immediately.

Khartoum, unlike South Sudan, is governed by Sharia law.

Several of those punished were from the mainly Christian and animist south, Ms Hussein said.

Non-Muslims are not supposed to be subject to Islamic law, even in Khartoum and other parts of the mainly Muslim north.

She said that a group of about 20 or 30 police officers entered the popular Khartoum restaurant and arrested all the women wearing trousers.

"I was wearing trousers and a blouse and the 10 girls who were lashed were wearing like me, there was no difference," she told the BBC's Arabic service.

Ms Hussein said some women pleaded guilty to "get it over with" but others, including herself, chose to speak to their lawyers and are awaiting their fates.

Under Sharia law in Khartoum, the normal punishment for "indecent" dressing is 40 lashes.

Ms Hussein is a well-known reporter who writes a weekly column called Men Talk for Sudanese papers. She also works for the United Nations Mission in Sudan.

manuela said...

Reby this is really unfair and terrible sad, I feel bad reading news like that one.
Miss are you sure that non-muslims are not supposed to be subject to islamic law in a muslim country?

manuela said...

Reby please write a post about the school fees of the girls, how are they? and Albright? what are they doing?
I will try to help.

school for the girls said...

Hi Miss and Manu,
Thanks for your comments.
I just feel every human being should be treated with great integrity and be given a will to choose good from bad.

Manuela I will write a post about them

Miss Welby said...

Manuela, I can't be sure, that's what the Beeb wrote.

Reb, tell us if your internet connection is better after this: New Africa broadband 'ready' (click the link)

francesca said...


school for the girls said...

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Francesca,, kisses