Outrage from the civilized world ensued, to which Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir responded that if you found an unarmed woman being tortured by his state you "should wash up, pray twice and revert back to Islam."
REVERT BACK TO ISLAM. Yes, he said it; everyone is a Muslim deep down, they just haven't embraced it yet.
Back to the point, Al-Bashir continued on to say that those who found the beating offensive don't understand Sharia law because it "has always stipulated that one must whip, cut, or kill."
Real peaceful stuff there, huh? Islam really knows how to honor their women. I don't know of one other major religion that condones and requires as law cruelty like we just saw.
What did this woman do to earn such brutal treatment? Apparently she had the unmitigated gall to wear long pants in public.
But don't worry, folks, the state's judiciary is going to "investigate to find out if the punishment was carried out improperly."
Or at least they were, until Al-Bashir overruled them and canceled the inquiry, and then went on to state that Sudan will change its constitution to comply with Sharia law, especially if their South secedes.
Al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for war crimes and genocide in Darfur. He housed al-Qaeda and bin Laden in the 1990's.
This is going to be a hot mess and another haven for terrorism, and eventually guess-who will be called upon to deal with it.