By Jeremy Reynalds Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service, 26 May 2013
SAUDI ARABIA (ANS) – A Lebanese man was sentenced to 300 lashes with a whip and six years in prison for his role in helping a Saudi woman convert to Christianity and flee the Saudi kingdom.
According to a story by Benjamin Weinthal for FoxNews.com, the court in the Eastern Saudi city of Khobar — located on the coast of the Persian Gulf — also sentenced a Saudi man to two years in prison and 200 lashes. He had helped the young woman named Maryam — dubbed “the girl of Khobar” — in her escape to Sweden to secure asylum.
Maryam, whose case has been closely followed in Saudi Arabia, criticized Saudi Arabia’s Sunni monarchy for instilling in her a hatred of Judaism and Christianity, according to the English-language Saudi Gazette. The Jeddah-based paper wrote that she “fell in love with the religions after she found peace in Christianity.” To Read More.....