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December 19, 2007
"Girl of Qatif": It's Raining Pardons
First, the female victim was "pardoned", now it's been reported that Saudi's King Abdullah has also pardoned the man she was with at the time of the attack.

Reading from a royal letter, the country's Justice Minister further told Saudi television yesterday that the licence of the man who defended the "Girl of Qatif" has not been suspended or revoked.

The initial sentence against a 19-year old woman, gang-raped by seven men in the Saudi town of Qatif, initially caused consternation, because the female victim was also punished for appearing in public with a man not related to her.

The idea: women invite victimization if they do not adhere to strict social rules. A variation on the age-old "if a woman walks late at night in the street in a mini-skirt and is sexually assaulted, she is at least partially responsible for the attack."

Many observers say the King's decision is only the result of international pressure and worldwide outrage surrounding the case. Some argue that this may lead to a change in the way women are treated in Saudi Arabia's justice system.

Here is a link to's story on today's developments.

Do you think this case will force change from within in Saudi Arabia? Send us your thoughts at or add a comment below.

--Posted by Hala Gorani
I am an American teacher living and working in Saudi Arabia. NO, I do not think this case will change anything for women over there. I believe the King caved in because of the International attention the case has gotten. Part of the problem there is that the WOMEN themselves don't want change. They continue to cover from head to foot, and kowtow constantly to any men around. (Not to other women, though, to whom they are very aggressive!) They have been degraded for so long (thought most of them vehemently disagree with that) that they don't understand that there is a freer life available to other women of the world. Muslim women from other countries are not as downtrodden, fortunately, but Saudi is definitely still living in the dark ages.
It is my most sincere hope that change for women does come about. Women have wonderful minds, good hearts and are generally more caring about all the children. Why should all that be under a cloud of fear? Why waste half of the population? Hopefully, the case will open eyes from within and help the girls and women of this country.

A. Voelker
As an Arab, living and working in America, I am utterly disgusted with this story. Unfortunatly this mentality is all too common in the Arab world. This is why us as Arabs will only continue to go backwards while the rest of the world moves forward.
I am not aware of the TRUE situation in Saudi Arabia because I've never been. However, the only activism I've seen or read about, regarding the treatment of women in SA, occurs mostly within the international spectrum. I've heard Saudi expats speak out about the plight of women in their home country, and I've read several articles, as well. But in doing my research, I can't seem to find any organizations within the country that focus there mission on gender equality and women's rights. I agree that the King only pardoned the victims due to international pressure. I believe that there are other cases such as this that go unnoticed in the media, and result in the same consequences of Sharia practice.
i am a filipino who lived and worked in saudi arabia for four years (1999-2003). i know the saudis well. king abdullah was still crown prince when i was there. you can hear some grumblings about the then king but you can feel how much the saudis revere the crown prince, even among the youth. they know that the crown prince wanted to change a lot of things, but he wasn't king yet. they know he was biding his time.

now to hear the americans talk, especially george bush, you would think that the king was compelled to act because of their pressure.

the first time i heard about the case (through cnn, of course), i knew that king abdullah will act. i have faith in him, as most of the saudis. he will bide his time and wait for the right moment.

but the americans were already raising a hue, cry and howl about the whole thing, trying to project their moral superiority.

king abdullah acted at the right moment. he even waited for the international pressure to subside before he did.

trust me, we filipinos know the saudis better than you westerners.
I recently visited Mongolia, another mostly-Muslim country. It is common practice, a tradition actually, for young men in search of a wife to track down a young girl, and then kidnap, keep for an unspecified time, have sex with and then perhaps with the girl's parents' permission marry the girl. If things don't work out as the man hopes for whatever reason the girl is turned out into the street to become a victim for the next kidnapper.
do not confuse America with George Bush.... or pretend you understand or there even exists such a thing as American morality....and please do not pretend to speak for All filipinos. I am from the Phillipines, lived and worked in Saudi Arabia and have very different ideas than the ones you expressed.
I was sure that this case would be resolved and the victim set free. Women are revered in Islam however the backward mentality of certain countries along with the western misunderstanding of the abundant rights given to women by Islam preceeds that which was given to women recently in the west. THe saudi women do not see a need for change because the law of the land protects them from unneceesary and unfortunate incidents which is a commonality in the west. A women's chastity is upheld to the utmost and is a disgrace when this treasure of chastity is lost to a male other than the husband. Punishment is swift to those who violate a women in Islam. The west needs to understand that as a entire community women do not want the western idea of freedom to rome the streets or dress in immodest clothing. Issues such as the above will be taken care of without the help of the west. The western world needs to focus on their own problems of morality.
As Jana metioned

"WOMEN themselves don't want change"

If the women there are happy with their treament and society. Its their Will, we should not try to force our beliefs on them.

Men and women are not equal in muslim world (in the literal sense), rather they have different roles and responsibilites.
Well not sure if the King caved to International pressure or made his own decision on the matter. I do understand women are oppressed in most of the Arab world. I have never visited one but from having read articles and having several neighbors plus just from general observations I believe it depends on the family. Plus you have to understand that the world works on pressure. Things do not change overnight cause change it always hard to take in.
The world as a whole needs to understand you cannot push your own ideas of what you think is right on to others. Take for insistence the death penalty here in the states. Large part of the world views that as cruel but yet not enough pressures to stop it. Whether it works or not in deterring crime is a completely different question.
The Arab world has their laws because they feel it keeps THEIR sense of morality in check. In that same sense are they missing out of the point of view, knowledge and ideas that women bring to the world and to any conversation the answer is a big YES, but change will not happen overnight. Is there fear of what would happen if women have equal say I would say yes to that too.
Change in this country (USA) did not happen overnight and does not happen quickly still. Change there will come but there are more forces that the world does not understand at work that are not seen in every part of the world.
Fear of unintended change is what everyone fears more than the change you can see coming.
I agree that it seems Saudi society values a woman's chastity, but only as a possession of her father or husband. If they truly valued women, then the women could walk the streets freely without fear or punishment.
I can't believe what i just read. You say the law of the land protects women in the arab countries??? Protects them from what??? Virgin Women in Arab countries are raped all the time. Women have no choice in who they give up their chastity to, including their so called husbands who are often strangers to them. Who are you kidding? Women are used as commodities in these so called arranged marriages. The western world has every right to be concerned for human rights in the islamic world. What's more, the western world needs to be more aggressive in it's cause for freedom. The islamic world is a real threat to us. They hate us for our ways of freedom and equality, and intend to destroy us for it. They teach and train their society to hate us and kill us from the time they are children. And you say women there don't want change. You're wrong...many of them do and the one's that don't have been brain washed to believe that their place is at the foot of a man instead of at his side.
Give me a break. The only reason this poor woman and man are not being lashed and raped again and again while in prison is Absolutely because of the international pressure and spotlight. Is this a joke? How can we continue to take these countries seriously when they still let their narcissistic religious beliefs rule them through fear and patriarchy? Why did we hear about the ridiculous ruling to begin with if it was supposedly being 'evaluated?' To even evaluate such a ruling's appropriateness is ridiculous. Let's face it: There was no multi-institutional scrutiny or evaluation that this went through in order to resolve the case of legal licenses or letting the rape victim (gang raped) off the hook. Who do they think they're fooling? When you have religious fundamentalists ruling your country, there's no rocket science, not to mention rule of law. And yes, it was completely reactive, religiously reactive, on the initial 'punishment' and ruling. All these rulings are very predictable. Do Islamic Fundamentalists really believe they're above the rest of us? They think no homosexuality exists, no adultery, no child abuse hidden within their countries? Does cutting off heads in public, praying 5 times a day on display or raping and killing your women for showing their ankles prove they are more righteous? When when when will people be outraged enough to speak up?? This is a joke!

Mongolia is never a Moslem country.

We have had Tansu Ciller, Begum Khaleda Zia, Hasheena Wajeed, Benazir Bhutto, Megawati Sukarnoputri as well as Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher who had shown that women is not only beautiful, but also able. Women has different role in society, which is not means to be put under men. The leader mentioned above has lead well as a women.

I have another question on which society is morraly higher, western or saudi? I heard many women from Souteast Asia who work in the Kingdom return home pregnant, and the men who made they pregnant never really been punished. There are also a case when a woman from Indonesia killed his employer to avoid being raped. Even on the case, the Saudi court punish the woman instead of analyzing the deprived morality of the man.

I recall that in colonial India, "women didn't want to change" the tradition of suttee, in which they were forced to burn themselves to death on their husband's funeral pyre. The British (and the French and later the Indian government) made the practice illegal; I don't hear that many Indian women want to return to the tradition.
The sad fact is that the abused perpetrate abuse. Women who have suffered ritual genital mutilation force it on others. Saudi is a typically misogynistic society in which women are chattel who have little or no rights, or even personhood, and the victimized want others to suffer as they have.
It amazes my how much these men can despise their own family members. I expect Saudi will change around the same time that the Crown Prince admits Saudi participation in 9/11; which is to say, not for a very long time, or not voluntarily.
I feel I should preface this by saying I am white, Christian, born and raised here and am fiercely patriotic; being neither democrat nor republican.

I have spent a lot of time in the Middle East and I think the difficulty for us as Westerners is that their culture is so radically different; we don't really comprehend it at all. We believe that freedom and democracy is the only way, yet with freedom comes crime and violence which is significantly smaller in Muslim countries. In speaking with women in many of these countries, they are all happy and content, rarely feeling downtrodden or oppressed. It is by our standards that we determine they are suffering, not theirs. It is also interesting to me that people posting comments of outrage here also admittedly have never set foot in an Arab country.

I am in no way defending the treatment of women by the Saudis and others but we need to do a better job of understanding their culture before we get on our soap box. From their vantage point, we are outraged at their morality while pushing our own morals on them yet at the same time shoving McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Madonna videos on them. We support the Saudi family financially so we are in essence contributing to the problem. This is why Muslim extremists dislike the USA so much. It is a war of cultures and until we make a better attempt at understanding theirs, the war will continue. In addition, as a nation we are hypocritical in regards to which countries are good and which are evil and our viewpoint changes based on our current political needs. The Saudis are our “friends” because they have oil despite their record on human rights yet another nation with less human rights abuse would be decried by us if they had nothing to offer us. (half of Africa)

Another example is Syria who was our ally in the first gulf war but became an enemy later. Syrian troops fought with us in Kuwait and fired artillery into Iraq from positions within Syria yet that seems to be forgotten. We needed them and they were our friends, now we no longer need them so they are our enemy. Syria went out on a huge limb in backing Desert Storm and in their eyes; we used them and left them by the wayside. Again, not defending Syria but the situation in Damascus was about the same then as it is now. What did they do to go from ally to enemy? Our perception of them is all based on how our government chooses to spin it.

So while I’m grateful that this woman was spared imprisonment, the over-arching issues remain and as a nation, we must try and understand the Muslim culture more and more importantly, we must look in the mirror and be truthful about our part in creating the mess in the Middle East before we point fingers elsewhere. And while I love the United States dearly, with freedom comes Columbine shootings, crack addiction and a litany of other negative things.

Lastly, our nation was formed as a revolution of the British monarchy. But what if other super powers had intervened in our revolt on behalf of the British? What if nations sent all their troops to fight on behalf of the South in our Civil War? We evolved as a nation and I do wonder if we shouldn’t allow other nations to evolve on their own as well.
The pardon by King Abudullah of Saudi Arabia was an act of mercy, a pardon permitted and encouraged by the holy season of Haj.
Yes, it is a political act, as well--he's a king, but he's first a human. Let's remember that mercy does have a important place in a world too full of politicized judgement. After all, rule of law is based on the principle that all humans have within them a dignity that deserves protection. Why not praise the King for applying Sharia and explaining its consonance with international rule of law?
We should not try to force our version of hapiness and independence on others.

Different cultures have different values and as long as their people are happy we shouldn't care.
I don't think this case will force any
change in stone-aged Saudi Arabia as far as women are concerned.I'm a muslim and
I am totally outraged at this
case.I think the aggressors should have
been sentenced to more than 2-9 years in prison ,and the girl should not have been
summoned to the court unless as a victim and I think she deserves a compensation
for the horrible experience she went through
Only then would I recognize the verdict as islamic.
No one on this forum has commented on what the woman was doing in a "comprimising situation" with the man and her clothes not on her before both were kidnapped. If the situation was voluntary on the part of both parties and both knew it was illegal than who can tell a country not to apply it's laws.

I do agree however that any "situation" does not justify the kidnapping and gang rape of her or the man by others. Women should be free but not free to willing break laws just like men should be free but not free to break laws. If anyone is free to break laws than what laws would exist. There is a justice system in Saudia Arabia so vigilantisim should not be tolerated.

The culture of Saudi Arabia may or may not opress women depending on the cultural background of the person looking in. The idea of "free" depends on your culture. Some say USA culture exploits women while others say it allows women to express themselves even if it is sexual in nature. Somesay "western" countries are imposing their "morales" on others where as others point out that Ghijad, terrorism and supporting terrorism does the same thing on the world. When is someone just expressing their opinion and freedom afforded them by their culture as opposed to imposing their will on others? Vilolence outside of a recognized justice system usually is a good indication that the line has been crossed. Non-violent abuse (emotional, financial etc) is also an indication.

In the 70's, I used to work at the front desk of a luxury hotel in Europe. I was surprised to find out that most Saudis, just as most other affluent Arabs, were just as "primitive" as they are now. From spitting on the floor (yes of the carpeted luxury suites), to their overall behavior.

Their islamic laws were developed centuries ago, when they lived nomadic lives stealing each other's goats, and raping each other's female family members...

Thanks to oil, they built palaces, wear diamonds (the men not the women), and drive fancy sports cars (again the men not the women)... But that does not make them any more intelligent than they were 10 or so centuries ago.

Just because we sell them our cars, and clothes and perfumes, and airplanes, and ..., and...., and... it does not mean that they are as eloquent and intelligent as we think we are.

Unfortunately, just like the western superpower is "run" by the Christian god, so are the arabs ruled by islamic law... We cannot understand them, and will not understand them, just like the more intelligent of us do not understand how god told someone to go bomb Iraq.

In any event, do not expect any changes there. As long as the locals do not rebel, we can just look and shake our heads in disbelief... Or at most we can always snub them, but then our gas guzzlers, run on petroleum by-products not on "principles"

There will be no change in Saudi Arabia, because the House of Saud needs the retrograde Wahhabi clerics (and their religious judges) to support their illegitimate regime. (The royal family are not descendants of the prophet, nor are they devout Muslims -- except when others are watching.) A fascinating book about the 15 day take-over of the Grand Mosque in 1979 has just been published (The Siege of Mecca by Yaroslav Trofimov), and it reveals just how fragile this House of cards really is.

Regarding those who argue that Muslim women are content with their humiliating condition, they should consider Wordsworth's poem, "Nuns Fret Not," which is actually a sonnet about the constraints of a sonnet. No restriction is a prison if it is freely chosen (and can be abandoned with equal freedom). Not the case for most Muslim women.
Any country run by "religious" rules (most of which were created by men, for the convenience of men)cannot be considered a "free country". Every religion has currently, or in its past, treated women as 2nd class citizens. This country is sliding down the slippery slope to being a theocracy - just look at the Republican party. Women are losing their right to privacy and to control over their own bodies. And the famous line "she asked for it", still echos in the lockerrooms and bars through out this country. Saudi Arabia is primative, backwards and dangerous - but we in this country seem to have put superstition before reason.
Some pardon: it still accuses her of doing something "wrong": "The woman and the man in her company have experienced enough torture which should be enough punishment for them and a lesson to learn from.".

Why would someone who was gang raped need "enough punishment"? What an incredibly sick society.
Two comments:
1) The men who gang-raped this woman should be killed. That is based on Saudi laws since they behead people for much much less. Kill them.

2) She did break the law. What isn't being reported on is that the woman was commiting adultry at the time she was kidnapped which is strictly against the law in Saudi. She and another man were found abducted in a isolated area in the car together, both undressed. Do I think the law is right? Hell no but there are may laws here in America I think are wrong too but they are still the law and if I knowingly violate them, I am responsible for the consequences. Believe me, it sucks and I think Saudi laws are a joke.

Want this to end? Let oil companies drill in Alaska and off the coast of California then we can tell the whole middle east region to kiss off and cut off thier money train.
I've heard a few places that this woman was found engaging in adultery, but no one has explained WHERE that information came from. Did the seven men who gang raped her claimed they found her engaged in adultery? If so, why should we believe them?

Otherwise, either herself or the man would have admitted to this. Was that the case?

I stress to other comment-writers that it is wrong to claim this gang-raped woman was engaged in adultery if they haven't bothered to research the veracity of those claims. Not only is it wrong, it's cruel, and heartless, with the only justification being laziness.

Merry Christmas indeed.
This situation highlights two key abilities of Sharia law and the Muslim political system: The ability to turn something awful into someone else's fault through cunning media spin, and their uncanny sleight of hand skills at telling people to stay out of their business while CONDONING an atrocity to their own men, AND the subsequent violence that comes after if the victim survived the first attack. This should not be a POV against Muslims largely influenced by other cultures, folks who live outside conservative (re: Radical) Muslim Political Law. But the message subtext here is clear from this ruling -

Rape the woman who is caught too far from her family, and make sure she can't press charges.
Well I've read all these comments and they are all excellent. Two concepts are the most scary and true and should be headed as such.

First, the Saudis were indeed thrust through the industrial and modern age via wealth by oil, not intelligence and innovation. Their laws are based on a religion that was indeed written by men, for men a long time ago and they still embrace these laws because they are not forward thinking. Sure, they've figured things out, but in reality they are really in the dark ages.

The other most important fact is that it is very real that a large part of the islam world hates us and is taught utter and complete aggression towards us. I will cut and paste as it is well put....

The islamic world is a real threat to us. They hate us for our ways of freedom and equality, and intend to destroy us for it. They teach and train their society to hate us and kill us from the time they are children. And you say women there don't want change. You're wrong...many of them do and the one's that don't have been brain washed to believe that their place is at the foot of a man instead of at his side.

Not to be paranoid, but we should be afraid, very afraid. There exists a very real interpretation of the Koran that states they should take agression against the infidels, the non-believers. And millions upon millions are taught this from birth. They are also taught technology and basically everything we consider consumable goods are pure evil and should be avoided.

Talk about a complete dichotomy, it is very, very scary. I may hate Bush for this war, but I know that as they may hate each other over there, they hate us even worse.

I cannt overstate just how concerned, cautious and defensive we need to be.
Many of commentators have expressed that US is pioneer of freedom, but they forget who have created and still nurturing these saudi feudal sheikhs. Its is no one else but USA. USA is mostly responsible for imposing stupid and incompetent rulers on muslim countries and then saying that we are civilized. Look at Pakstan, Saudi, Egypt, Turkey, Jordon,.....who supports unpopular and cruel and stupid leaders -it is USA, for their personal interests. Please dont try to be champoins as now every one can see after what you have done in Iraq.
The number of Muslim men who have come to this woman's defense has been a positive note.

Her new husband.
Her lawyer.
The prince.
Muslim men in other parts of the world.

There will always be people who will blame the victim (sadly we women can be the worst accusers), but this case shows that change does happen.

I don't care what this was woman was doing at the time she was attacked. She didn't deserve to be assaulted. Period.
I feel such sorrow for the women of those backward so called religious regimes. They are abused by their fathers, brothers, husbands and their governments. A woman in an islamic country has no rights and their courts and governments exploit them beyond belief. Which "normal" government would wish to punish a woman that has been gang raped even though she may be an "adultress"? Are they dishing out morality?? If they are so focussed on morality why dont they impose the same restrictions on men? eg men can wear a hijab, not have extramarital sex and if they do punish them, not be alone with a "foreign" woman etc etc. Of course they wouldnt because its one rule for the slaves who happen to be their women and another rule for the oppressors. On the whole western societies know what those countries do but we turn a blind eye, after all its the oil we want. We keep them degraded and ignorant so we can manipulate their rich and corrupt families to get what we cant. whats the difference to someone that knows no different?
If you are posting your personal opinion thats fine. But if you are describing the laws of a country, please know them first.

One poster said

why dont they impose the same restrictions on men? eg men can wear a hijab, not have extramarital sex and if they do punish them, not be alone with a "foreign" woman etc etc. Of course they wouldnt because its one rule for the slaves who happen to be their women and another rule for the oppressors.

Men do get sever punishment for extramaritial sex (death if married and lashes if unmarried).
Men are charged for being alone with the women. That's why the woman's boyfriend also got the same punishment as her.

Even in our society some rules are different for men and women. I can walk without a shirt bare chested but a woman can't do that. why??
Glad to see that even the King has decided to move along with the times. I know its their culture and religion, and they believe they are right in treating their woman this way, but I can't help feeling that its time the woman stand up for themselves like all other women in this world. And to be heard, not to be treated like individuals that cannot, or may not think for themselves.

God bless the women of Suadi and their daughters for putting up with the laws of the country and their religious ways which is a tad over the top in today's society. So to all the Suadi ladies that might be reading this, start changing your ways, then be heard and the only way to do this is to stand together, united as one.
If the women there are happy and living such life by choice we shouldn't try to push our culture onto them.
Every culture is different. Women there might think that westren women are suffering.
Most of the people commenting here are not really reading through the story as a whole. Here are 2 different situations i.e. the woman committing Adultery (which most of the people in the west do not consider a crime) and second issue being the rape of the girl.

The rapists should be punished severly. But also, adultery is a crime under Saudi Law (and most other countries laws as well). She was pardoned from the punishement for the crime she committed i.e. Adultery. She undoubtedly went through hell when she was raped by 7 men. But that does not mean that other crime that was committed should be forgotten. I know most of you will say oh its only adultry and nothing more. Since you are all advocates of true Justice then make sure you follow it.

Westerners have to understand that you cannot change a culture / country in a days time. Let us not impose our definition of morality and freedom on others. This goes the same to Muslims as well as others.

To all of you who believe Muslims are a threat to others. West has always needed an enemy to play with. Half a century ago it was the millions of innocent Jews who got killed. Then it was Russia and now its the Middle East's turn to be the enemy. West just keeps on finding someone new to play with.

Please think and read a bit on the culture before you comment on it. But from all my harsh words towards the west do not get me wrong that the Saudis are perfect infact they are far from it. Saudi is an extremely racist country and those who dont know or have never been there should know that they worship the west. They all want to have American cars, eat western food. The would pay 3 times more salary to an American compared to an Indian / Pakistani or Filipino just because they are not westerners. the same time this happened in saudi Arabia,hundreds of other more barbaric acts happened in the so called western mostly christian countries.but the western press talks about this girl of Qatif in details.while they say almost nothing about the father who raped his six year old daughter in the west or the kid that killed his parents or the man that raped his sister.
It is interesting to read all the diverse views....but guess what? It is not going to make any difference to any of the Saudis, ever! They will continue to do what they have been doing- rule the kingdom with their own,lets not try to impose "democratic" views and opinions on those that will not/cannot change. We are already learning a stiff lesson from doing this in Iraq.

We went after Al Qaeda and the lot after 9/11 in Afghanistan and Pakistan... but did we do anything about it when we realized that the majority of terrorists on 9/11 were Saudis? Nada! Zilch!

One must also not forget that these things happen even in countries like USA and India. Some even ghastlier than this, that never get international attention.

I suggest we sweep our own house clean before pointing fingers...
Why,why,why,why and why do people outside of any given culture insist on inposing their view of thing on there people of a different culture. If didn't grow up and live there you have to realize that that's some thing you can't possible under(sharia law, SA culture whatever). You just don't know ...ok so you have your view they have theirs. So your view is wrong theirs is wrong right..we all agree unless your a rapist that raping women is wrong..ok...being alone with a men your not married to at night, knowing your society is against, you break the rule, you live with the consequences. right.. you can't tell millions of people we don't like how you do things and you should do it our way..never has it work nor will it never work..people have to change for themselves if they do good, if they don't that's on them but leave people of guys in america don't let gays marry..we don't let our girls go out at night with men we don't know..
I will be interested to hear when this woman "disappears" or becomes the victim of "honor killing" by her own family!
I have no doubt whatsoever that this will occur, it's just a matter of time!

The only changes we will see in Saudi Arabia and indeed the rest of the Islamic world, is greater oppression and cruelty.
If the women in Saudi Arabia wish to be treated as property then so be it.
I could care less.

I do however care when Islamists demand that we be more like them.

As it is not our place to tell them how to run their lives it also is not their place to tell us how to run ours.
I have lived in Saudi Arabia as well as the US. Women in Saudi Arabia are happy with the way the are, some may not be, but the majority are. The only thing they really can't do is driving a car. But most of them have drivers.

The person who mentioned the visit to Mongolia should read more. Mongolia is not mostly-muslim country. It actually has less than 5% muslims.
A compromising!!!situation created such a savage and inhumane assault by 7 beasts!And what was the compromising situation?Possibly hand in hand walking!or maybe a hug!or at most kissing!What a shame!
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