His refusal to forgive him contributed to the judge’s decision to have the thief’s hand cut off.
I don’t know the details such as whether or not the thief had a previous history of stealing.
” asked Abdullah Hejazi, my boyish-looking guide in Old Jidda.
Under a glowing Arab moon on a hot winter night, Abdullah was showing off the jewels of his city—charming green, blue, and brown houses built on the Red Sea more than a hundred years ago.
The preservation of these 500 houses surrounding a souk marks an attempt by the Saudis, whose oil profits turned them into bling addicts, to appreciate the beauty of what they dismissively call “old stuff.”Jidda means “grandmother” in Arabic, and the city may have gotten its name because tradition holds that the grandmother of all temptresses, the biblical Eve, is buried here—an apt symbol for a country that legally, sexually, and sartorially buries its women alive.
The most notorious of which is cutting off the hands of thieves.Otherwise he will most likely be sentenced a number of lashes across the back.Extramarital sex on the other hand is extremely serious and at the same time very hard to get convicted for.In all my years here, I’ve only heard about it happening once. Jewelry, TVs, computers and everything of value was taken.Eventually the robber was caught and my friend’s father was asked if he would forgive the robber or not.