IT was reported in a daily newspaper recently that a Muslim girl in Saudi Arabia received 50 lashes for using her mobile phone in a public place.

It was also reported that some young Muslim women had received up to 200 lashes because they had offended Islamic law by committing some kind of misdemeanours in the same country.

If a person is caught stealing in Saudi Arabia the offending hand is immediately chopped off.

What a horrible state of affairs this all is.

Roland Bramham, Richmond, North Yorkshire.