Saudi Arabia is a brutal and male chauvinist regime, which abuses religion to grab on to power, says Red-Green Alliance's parliament candidate Asmaa Abdol-Hamid after the case in which a 19 year old women was sentenced to lashes and a jail sentence after a group rape. According to the Saudis the woman's crime was that she was in a car with a man who wasn't related to her when she was raped. This is a serious crime in Islamic Saudi Arabia in which there are laws to separate the sexes.
Asmaa Abdol-Hamid said that Saudi Arabia should be pressured and told that we can't accept something like this. That a woman will be punished because she was raped, and should be even more punished because she told about it. Saudi Arabia is a dictatorship, that is male controlled and male chauvinistic. This is clearly an abuse of religion, and it is very distant from Islam, which she herself practices.
Source: Berlingske Tidende (Danish)