Monday, November 12, 2012

Saudi TV Preacher Tortures 5-Year-Old Daughter To Death

UPDATE: 2/3/13  We now know that the preacher was Fayhan al-Ghamdi, and it appears he walked free after paying $50,000 "blood money" to his ex-wife- mother of his child.

As usual, the names of Muslim men who are abusers or have committed crimes in countries like Saudi Arabia are kept secret. Not surprising in a male-dominated society.

5-year-old Lama's father is a "well known" religious satellite TV preacher. He also happens to have viciously tortured his young daughter while she was in his custody for a few weeks per a divorce agreement with his former wife. Lama later died in a Riyadh hospital from her wounds, which included "broken arms, skull fracture and head bruises."

Recently, he took his daughter for two weeks as per “the agreement” but he never returned her back, the mother said, adding that she was “surprised” to receive a call from the public prosecutor in Hotat Bani Tamim, located 160 km south of Riyadh, asking her to go to Shamisi Hospital.

The medical report indicated that Lama was tortured with whips and electric shocks. She was even burned with an Iron, the mother said.

The hospital matron said the man admitted to beating his daughter, but did not explain why.

“I was shocked and i could not believe what happened to Lama when i saw her and i could not believe that is no mercy in people's hearts,” Lama's mother said.

When she asked her former husband at the hospital why he tortured Lama, he replied with a "chuckle only."

Mama and the hospital officials refuse to name him, though it probably wouldn't be hard to figure out who he was if you live in the Kingdom. Protecting a man who murdered his own daughter is outrageous. One has to wonder if he will even be prosecuted.

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