Saudi Preacher Gets Away With Murder

Until he was arrested for torturing his 5-year-old daughter to death last November, most people have not heard of a preacher named Fayhan al-Ghamdi. The man has previously made some appearances on private religious channels, but he was not well known. It was not until his ex-wife, the mother of Lama, spoke publicly about the case that his name became familiar to many people. Al-Ghamdi was detained on November 12, 2012. Earlier this week the court issued its ruling in the case. The sentence was shocking to many observers: No jail time for the preacher who gets to walk free after paying blood money. Lama’s mother told al-Watan that she will appeal the ruling.