A contrasted set of legal punishments recently announced by the Islamic State with the corresponding punishments in Saudi Arabia, as compiled by Middle East Eye. Though the punishments are similar, and shockingly medieval, the major difference between the Islamic State and Saudi Arabia, of course, is that the latter is a key U.S. ally in the region – and a member of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State.
Shame on me for never realizing there was no punishable law against domestic/physical abuse until now. Saudi Arabia passes first laws outlawing and penalizing for Domestic Abuse at home or in the work force. YES!
From flogging to eye-gouging, IBTimes UK looks at some of the cruelest punishments in Saudi Arabia. Around 100 people are beheaded in Saudi Arabia every year, with the country beheading nearly twice as many people as Isis so far in 2015.