When Ghandi was asked by a reporter on his visit to Britain what did he think of British civilisation, he is reputed to have replied: “I think it would be a wonderful idea.”
Raif Badawi was fined, sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison .
No doubt in conformity with Sharia Law
He received 50 lashes last Friday
A second round was postponed for medical reasons.
His crime: Badawi established Liberal Saudi Network, a now-closed online forum that sought to encourage debate on religious and political matters in Saudi Arabia in 2008.
Flogging, Whipping, Scourging, Lashing, Caning –
different names for the oldest form of corporal punishment.
Flogging has been a common punishment since ancient times.
Jesus was scourged before he was crucified.
In England from the Middle Ages whipping was a common punishment for minor crimes.
It was used in British Army and Royal Navy until 1881 and in British prisons until the mid-20th century
Daily Mirror, London, 7 July 1954
Two men who took part in the Wandsworth Prison mutiny on May 26 got the “cat”…
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