Saudi Court Orders Islamic Scholar To Pay Blood Money For Torturing Child To Death

(Hat Tip: TROP)

In Reliance of the Traveller, a legal reference for Islamic law, it states there should be no retaliation against a parent who kills their own child (page 267). But in this case, the girl's mother wants justice against the father. A Saudi court has ruled the father should pay blood money:

A Saudi court ordered a well-known local scholar to pay diya (blood money) after he was convicted of torturing his five-year old daughter to death. His wife quickly reacted by saying she would appeal to demand her husband's death.

Newspapers in the Gulf Kingdom said the unnamed scholar is still in jail until he pays diya to his wife over the death of his daughter.

The little girl's mother, rightfully so, wants the death penalty for the crime. However, it is unlikely this Muslim scholar will face any other punishment. Blood money is in itself a form of punishment. (Page 269) This means, a father who brutally tortures to death his own child will face little or no consequence under Islamic law.

Posted by: DMartyr at 01:07 PM


1 That's because under Sharia, a man has all the rights and women and children few to none. The father rightfully should get the death penalty, but even like here, over there, some pigs are more elitist then others.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at January 29, 2013 01:12 PM

2 This is not a fine it is merely a "child killing fee". Think of it as a very expensive, very late term abortion.

Posted by: JustMe at January 29, 2013 03:15 PM

3 I don't think Sharia had anything to do with this bastard killing his five year old child. The punishment yes. The crime no. He's just a piece of shit. How many times has the same thing happened in America? We just know what to do with these monsters. Human life doesn't have the same value in the middle east. Another reason to leave them to their own devices and CLOSE THE DOOR.

Posted by: Big Al at January 29, 2013 06:46 PM

4 But olla is happy cause for him it's a win-win. The only innocent in this sad affair was the child. I would like to think she is now in the arms of Jesus.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 29, 2013 11:48 PM

5 And the conversation between Jesus and little Lama?
Lama-Why did my abb kill me?
Jesus-He was a shaitan-worshipper.
Lama-Will he ever hurt me again?
Jesus-No, little one. You will never have to worry about him again.
Lama-Are you certain-sure?
Jesus-Well, my Father 'tells me so'.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 30, 2013 09:05 AM

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