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Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police arrested a divorced local woman for having an affair with a Sri Lankan man after confessing she was pregnant, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice seized the woman with the Sri Lankan private driver at his room in the eastern province of Ihsa, 'Sabq' said.

“She confessed to having a relationship for nearly four months with the Sri Lankan driver and that she was pregnant,” it said. “They also found obscene pictures of the woman in the driver’s mobile phone.” (Source: emirates24/7)

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  • dark knight Wednesday, 04 January 2012 03:42 AM

    marriage is the best punishment :)

    cult Wednesday, 04 January 2012 04:05 AM

    everything with islam is abnormal. its like a virus for the mankind. i am suprises wether islamic men dont go stray or arent they punish if they go out to screw women. some stupid people dont realize the inferdelity they are in. big nuts

    prem Wednesday, 04 January 2012 12:59 PM

    How about the women side, will they like their brother/husband/father, sleep with everyone they wish to. They are both equal in human emotions.

    Q Wednesday, 04 January 2012 04:50 AM

    Why always look up to the screwed up western society where family values and culture are not in their dictionaries? Will you like you sister/wife/mother sleep with everyone they wish to? Why the double standards???

    Refugee Wednesday, 04 January 2012 04:55 AM

    Look who talks about racisum !!!!

    DES OLIVER Wednesday, 04 January 2012 02:17 PM

    Intresting as to why this Sri lankan should be punished under Saudi law , My understanding is from the comments posted this indivdual has commited a crime .Well Sri Lankan law should apply in this case, and the women should be dealt under Saudi law.

    Hishy Wednesday, 04 January 2012 06:08 AM

    People from Sri Lanka who don't like Saudi Laws should not go there in the first place, they should follow the Saudi Laws and be carefull not to break any of those laws in the second place. I have been to Saudi and Singapore where laws are very strict, these countries are very disiplined and have very very low crime rates. Sri Lanka is just the oppersite, so best thing for the Sri Lankans who think anythings goes is to not go to those countries.

    achtung Wednesday, 04 January 2012 06:14 AM

    hello is this 2012 or am i from the future?

    achtung Wednesday, 04 January 2012 06:16 AM

    you forgot amsterdam.

    achtung Wednesday, 04 January 2012 06:16 AM

    oh hello is it cold inside the well you are living?

    Mohamed Nilam Tuesday, 03 January 2012 01:36 PM

    Now whoz gonna get punished? Only sri lankan, saudi or both? When the saudi dictatorship wil end which use islam for its unislamic rules.

    lk Tuesday, 03 January 2012 03:30 PM

    so the unborn baby will also have to pay?

    sach Tuesday, 03 January 2012 03:49 PM

    i dont understand why any of them need to be punished.

    maruyaka Wednesday, 04 January 2012 08:18 AM

    I have always witnessed that when things of this sort happens in Saudi or any Islamis State it's headlines all the way... I guess these things never hapen or heard of in the western world or in S/L for that matter!

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 04 January 2012 06:13 PM

    Adultery was committed in Saudi, hence the law of the land prevails... anywhere in the world...

    Willy Wednesday, 04 January 2012 08:48 AM

    According to Saudi the driver (Sri Lankan) will be punished....if he wasn't there (in SA) this wouldn't have happened !
    Saudis "never make mistakes" law supprts them.

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 03 January 2012 05:31 PM

    according to shariah, I bet the child has to be born for the mother to be punished and that too ONLY after breast feeding the child for 2 yrs...She is lucky she is divorced... so ONLY lashes... IF she was married and had an extra marital affair, she wud be stoned to death. Wonder if the driver is married already in SL. IIF so, he will be stoned to death... if not he too will only receive lashes....

    dinesh Wednesday, 04 January 2012 07:30 PM

    Not adultery. She is a divorcee !

    MI Tuesday, 03 January 2012 05:53 PM

    islamicly it is prohibited to have a sex out side of the marriage Saudi Arabia rule by Islamic laws and orders.There for if they find out truth both will punish according to rule but nothing will happens to baby.

    Kamal Ranasinghe Wednesday, 04 January 2012 09:11 AM

    The issue is not concerning Mothers, Sisters or Wives.
    That's only matters with a divorced woman having an intentional affair and sex with a man.
    That's their personal matters Bingo..
    The Islam had never preached to give in such punishments.

    amani Tuesday, 03 January 2012 06:08 PM

    now what happen?

    Ahmed Wednesday, 04 January 2012 09:16 AM

    If you don't have enough knowledge what are you expressing by your comments about Islam, Please don't insult Islam, If you really learn about Islam i bet you that you will be pleased and you will realize. Stop commenting against Islam if you still have no ideas @ all.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 03 January 2012 06:35 PM

    Saudi law is a screwed up law.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 03 January 2012 06:43 PM

    Saudi law is abnormal.

    tom Tuesday, 03 January 2012 07:23 PM

    Both of them should and will be punished.

    Muslimath Tuesday, 03 January 2012 08:28 PM

    Yes I agree, Saudi Arabia is the most racist and unislamic country in the world.
    All the the so called " Islamic Terrorism" orginates from Saudi Arabia (infact the Saud was a pirate), either directly or indirectly.

    kalu sudda Tuesday, 03 January 2012 09:27 PM

    Saudi Arabia a friend of USA the champion of human rights.yikes!

    BADA-UDA GEMMBA Monday, 23 January 2012 10:03 AM

    It is not Islamic Law, there, it is WAHABI LAW that has tinkered the HOLY BOOK KURAN to suit the male.

    Mervyn Tuesday, 03 January 2012 10:32 PM

    This is a crime according to Saudis, but when the same people leave this country which is a gross violator of human rights, they can have all kinds of affairs in addition to the paid affairs at 42nd Street New York, Oxford Street/Piccadilly Circus, London, Hamburg Germany, and with women in other centers in western cities. But it is wrong for a Saudi woman to have an affair. This is stupid, the UN General Secretary and the US who greatly speak about human rights should tell Saudis that this is the 21st Century and they have have to follow equal rights rule.

    Converted Asian Wednesday, 04 January 2012 10:20 AM

    sri lanka will be MUSLIM country in 50 years.

    rd Wednesday, 04 January 2012 12:37 AM

    I am so glad i was born here rather than in middle east !

    maddy Wednesday, 04 January 2012 12:41 AM

    both of theam get punished..... both did wrong..... but unborn baby didnt wrong so lady get a 2year time to facing her punishement......

    Jamis Banda Wednesday, 04 January 2012 10:35 AM

    I don't own my mother, wife or sister - They have a right to their own lives. If my wife strays, that would be my fault for not fulfilling her needs. This is the sad truth we all need to undrstand.

    xlntgson Wednesday, 04 January 2012 01:47 AM

    According to the Statute the child such born won't be killed, in non-Islamic countries Muslims have no power to kill the paramours, hudood law -stoning or whipping- is implemented in a very few countries! Abortion rate, nil.

    raj Wednesday, 04 January 2012 02:14 AM

    it is not affair since she was not married by the time she had the relationsihip with the sri lankan man.

    das Wednesday, 04 January 2012 02:21 AM

    Oh these barbarians...

    V. Puran Appu Wednesday, 04 January 2012 03:13 AM

    Can you explain the "unislamic rules" in Saudi?

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