I love Saudis. They take no sh**&&t from anyone. They do as they please. They are like Catholics. Except when Catholics did not support the US war in Iraq wholeheartedly, they got branded pedophiles. The Saudis get away with murder and nobody blinks an eye. They kind of own us with their US investments after all. It is like foreign entities take turn to be our financial boss.
Arab News, a Saudi English-language daily newspaper based in Riyadh, reported that Judge Hamad Al-Razine said that “if a person gives SR 1,200 [$320] to his wife and she spends 900 riyals [$240] to purchase an abaya [the black cover that women in Saudi Arabia must wear] from a brand shop and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment.”
Women in the audience immediately and loudly protested Al-Razine’s statement, and were shocked to learn the remarks came from a judge, the newspaper reported.
Arab News reported that Al-Razine made his remark as he was attempting to explain why incidents of domestic violence had increased in Saudi Arabia. He said that women and men shared responsibility, but added that “nobody puts even a fraction of blame” on the men, the newspaper said.