Update 8th September 2009
Lubna Hussein was fined for wearing trousers. She refused to pay and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. The journalists union subsequently paid the fine and she was released, but she isn’t happy about it, and with good reason.
The union is controlled by the Sudanese government which is embarrassed by the international attention this case has attracted, and payment of the fine got them off the hook. The last thing the Sudanese administration needed was a journalist in prison on such a patently ludicrous charge.
Hussein points out that thousands of women are in Sudan’s prisons for breaching some insane morality law, with no-one to pay their fines.
Lubna Hussein, a Sudanese journalist, faces 40 lashes for dressing indecently.
Here’s the outfit the Sudanese police found indecent:
The police arrested 13 women, Muslim and non-Muslim, for wearing trousers. Ten women pleaded guilty to the crime and immediately received 10 lashes and a fine. As far as I know, the lashes were administered by some pervert policeman getting his kicks, and I suppose he used the fine-money to buy himself a freshly-oiled boy.
Lubna Hussein and two other women asked for lawyers and now face trial with the possibility of 40 lashes.
Now look. How can anyone take Sudanese Muslims seriously with this kind of bullshit?
They’re fucking demented. We already had a case last year where they wanted to lash a woman for naming a teddy-bear Mohammed, and now they’re flogging women for wearing trousers.
What the fuck is wrong with these people? In most countries, this kind of bizarre sexual obsession would be enough to justify psychiatric treatment, but in Sudan it gets you a job as a cop.
And if I tell you that I think Sharia is a despicable, mentally-deranged, sexually-deviant, perverted, life-hating ideology, some mad Muslim fucker might decide to make a complaint and get me prosecuted under our new, equally-insane blasphemy law.
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Previously: Sudan Blocks Bock