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50 Lashes For Swearing?

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You’ve probably guessed that this sentence was not doled out in a US court. As reported by
emirates247.com, here’s what happened:

The two Saudi women, aged 33 and 31 years, had decided to go out with their children for a week end night but differed on where to go.

“An argument ensued and the two women decided to split…one of them later sent a text to her friend’s mobile phone swearing at her,” Kabar daily said.

A text?!?! So how did the authorities learn about this crime?

“The other woman went to court and showed the judge the message…although that woman said she was joking, the court ordered her lashed 50 times.”

Thanks, “friend.” If it’s any consolation, there is at least some hope for the texter.

Kabar said the court gave the sentenced woman the right to appeal the verdict.

Here’s the source.

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