A Filipino, a German and a Pakistani got arrested
consuming alcohol which is a severe offense in Saudi
Arabia , so for the terrible crime they are all
sentenced 20 lashes each of the whip.
As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheik
announced: "It's my first wife's birthday today, and
she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before
The German was first in line, he thought for a while
and then said:"Please tie a pillow to my back."
This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes
& the German had to be carried away bleeding and
crying with pain.
The Pakistani was next up. After watching the German
in horror he said smugly: "Please fix two pillows to
But even two pillows could only take 15 lashes & the
Pakistani was also led away whimpering loudly.
The Filipino was the last one up, but before he
could say anything, the Sheikh turned to him and said:
"You are from one of most beautiful part of the world
and your culture is one of the finest in the world.
For this, you may have two wishes!"
"Thank you, your Most Royal and Merciful highness,"
the Filipino replied.
"In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is
that you give me not 20, but 100 lashes."
"Not only are you an honorable, handsome and powerful
man, you are also very brave." The Sheik said with an
admiring look on his face.
"If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it. "And
what is your second wish, ?" the Sheik asked. Filipino
smiled and said, "Tie the Pakistani to my back" !!!