Saudi Arabia’s delegate to the UN Human Rights Council is a liar.
He claimed yesterday that the violations of human rights that occur in Saudi Arabia occur due to isolated, individual and tribal factors and IN SPITE of “Islamic law.”
This is complete and total nonsense. Everywhere in the world where there is Shariah, human rights are violated. This is especially true with regard to women.
Far from being an isolated or individual practice, some of the most learned scholars of Shariah have expressed repugnant opinions with regard to women. These views completely contradict the lies told by the Sauds in the UN.
For instance, Sheikh Qaradawi, who is mentioned below and who is the founder and president of the International Association of Muslim Scholars and is president of the Union of Good, an umbrella group of 56 Saudi charities, had this to say about the rights of women:
“Beating is not suitable for every wife; it is suitable for certain wives and for other wives it is not. There is a woman who cannot agree to being beaten, and sees this as humiliation, while some women enjoy the beating and for them, only beating to cause them sorrow is suitable…”