The women's motive was supposedly something to do with a passionate lesbian love affair. To most of us, the idea that middle-aged women might murder for passion seems so unlikely as to be ludicrous. (Gilford was fifty-nine.) But the Saudi religion is Islam, and Islam has a very odd idea of female sexuality.
Another possible motive was theft, and one of the nurses supposedly used the credit card of the victim.
The murderers confessed (under coercion,) were sentenced, one to death by beheading, but both were later returned to Britain.
Most of the world thought they'd been framed.
But whether they were guilty or not is not what I wanted to talk about. Some years afterward, I worked with another medical professional, who had lived and worked in the same facility at the same time, and she told me that 'all of them there' were convinced that the accused nurses were undoubtedly guilty, and in a 'wise' sort of a voice, she told me that people will do anything for money.
But what I think is that it would have been too threatening a thought that anyone could be at risk of being framed for murder while in a country with such a different justice system, and far prefer to think that the two were guilty. They felt safer that way. A lot safer.
Tommy Robinson had been harassed for years because he spoke of the damage that the booming numbers of Muslim immigrants were doing to his home suburb of Luton, (London) and to make it worse, he spoke loudly about the Pakistani Muslim rape gangs (usually referred to as 'grooming gangs') that were ignored for decades by the police.
He is now in prison on what appears to most of the world to be a remarkably feeble pretext.
But many, maybe most, people are saying that he knew he was doing the wrong thing and deserved to be locked up. It does not make one feel safe to think that the police and your government might imprison a person for too much truth-telling. It does not make one feel safe to think that your formerly free and democratic nation is quickly turning into a totalitarian police state.
We are like the three monkeys when we choose not to see what is happening.
But it is vital we do see, before our freedom is gone.
To quote Adolf Hitler - 'The best way to take control of a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed."
The edging toward the loss of free speech is happening in many places. It is happening through persuasion, through 'education' especially at universities, and it is happening through coercion. Occasionally, I still see someone say that being 'politically correct' is merely to do with politeness. But it is far more than that.
When we cannot address the lunacy of having men who claim they are women competing in women's sport at a professional level without being accused of 'transphobia,' when we cannot speak of the ill effects of mass immigration without being accused of being 'racist,' and when we cannot talk of the threat posed by Islamic terrorism without being 'Islamophobic,' then we have lost our free speech.
For the moment, in most places, criticism is as far as it goes, though even that is enough to bring most of us into line. But more and more countries are making 'hate speech' a crime punishable by a prison term. Oddly, this is not being used to control a Muslim imam calling for violence toward infidels, instead it is being used to silence those who criticise those Muslim imams who are calling for violence toward infidels.
We are well on the way to losing our rights and freedoms, just as Hitler described.
We must wake up, look around, read those articles many prefer to avoid, do not take as gospel the politically correct waffle you see on the ABC and like media, and start to reassert our rights. Only if we use our rights will we manage to retain them. I don't think it is too late.