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By Harrison George |
<p>Well you can’t argue facts with an Imam, can you?&nbsp;</p> <p>There’s no need to worry about crime in Saudi Arabia, he said, and he’s been there.&nbsp; Women don’t go in fear of rape because they have the death penalty for it.&nbsp; And that is Sharia law, the law of God, which cannot be changed by man.&nbsp; So that’s alright then.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The recent rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on a Bangkok-bound train has given rise to calls for a mandatory death penalty for rapists.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This matter may seem quite straightforward, especially where parents and women are concerned, as they understandably want to see this horrendous crime to end.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>However, the passion that has ignited this call for capital punishment needs to be better understood, particularly in a country claiming to be the Land of Buddhism.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regardless of the st </div>
By The Nation, Editorial |
<p>A failed execution in the US, and recent executions here should re-ignite the debate over the death penalty</p>