Harsh Sentences for Women in Saudia Arabia, Sudan

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In Sudan, a British teacher could get 40 lashes for allowing students to call a Teddy bear Mohammed. Gillian Gibbons, a 54-year-old British teacher, was charged with insulting religion and inciting hatred. If she's convicted, she could be subject to prison, a fine or 40 lashes. In Saudi Arabia, a 19 year-old rape victim faces 200 lashes. Bernard Haykel is a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and the author of Revival and Reform in Islam as well as a forthcoming book on Wahabism.

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Guest:
Bernard Haykel - Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton