According to CNN, quoting to the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan:
[T]roubles for the woman, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi, began last year when a member of the religious police [isn’t that such a creepy concept?] entered her house in the city of Al-Chamli and found her with two unrelated men, “Fahd” and “Hadian”.
Fahd told the policeman that he had the right to be there, because Sawadi had breast-fed him as a baby and was therefore considered to be a son to her in Islam, according to Al-Watan. Fahd, 24, added that his friend Hadian was escorting him as he delivered bread for the elderly woman. The policeman then arrested both men.
In this benighted country the creepily named Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice is made up of “several thousand religious policemen charged with duties such as enforcing dress codes, prayer times and segregation of the sexes”.
The story continues, “Under Saudi law, women face many restrictions, including a strict dress code and a ban on driving. Women also need to have a man’s permission to travel.”
Al-Watan obtained the court’s verdict and reported that it was partly based on the testimony of the religious police. In his ruling, the judge said it had been proved that Fahd is not the Sawadi’s son through breastfeeding.
The court also doled out punishment to the two men. Fahd was sentenced to four months in prison and 40 lashes; Hadian was sentenced to six months in prison and 60 lashes. In a phone call with Al-Watan, the judge declined to comment and suggested the newspaper review the case with the Ministry of Justice.
Are we likely to hear Muslim “leaders” here in the West denounce this barbarity by men who clearly have no moral compass at all, these excuses for human beings who think it is somehow right to inflict brutal sentences on anyone, let alone an old woman?