AL-AWWAMIYA, Saudi Arabia - A teenage girl was attacked by a stray camel and after reporting the incident to the police she was arrested and punished by a judge --- she was sentenced to over 90 lashes while the camel was chased off to chew cud in the dessert.
The unusual story of the Girl of Qatif has been making headlines across the world because of the brilliant method used by the Saudi legal system to bring law and order to their society. The general concept behind this incredible legal strategy is that women in Saudi Arabia will refuse to venture out of their homes without being escorted by a male relative because they don't want to receive 90 lashes. This prevents camels from running after them to attack because they are guarded by a male relative.
A Saudi police officer commented to the fact that after the Girl of Qatif was given her 90 lashes two years ago, not a single case of camel attacks has been reported in the kingdom. The reason for this amazing reduction in crime is because Saudi women realized they had to take responsibility to prevent the camel attacks. There hasn't been a single woman in Saudi Arabia that has ventured into the streets alone anymore, completely eliminating camel attacks.
Before, there used to be twenty to thirty camel attacks a year, but now police officers are not seeing anymore lonely women walking the streets. To illustrate the shameful and irresponsible behavior of Saudi women, it's the same thing as throwing oneself in a cage with a lion and then trying to blame the lion. The lion is a dumb and dangerous animal and it's the responsibility of a person not to place themselves in a vulnerable situation with the lion.
Saudi women had desires to be alone on the streets so they could stare at handsome camels with big bulbous eyes that would stroll along the streets, but the prospect of a lashing has made them more weary of making mistakes. "Responsibility should come from both sides, but especially from women who are more at risk of being attacked by anxious camels," said the police officer in Saudi Arabia.
What's your thoughts on the issue, should a Saudi woman stay at home safe or should she be wondering out at night by herself on a lonely street filled with camels hiding in the darkness?