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netscape check two
12-14-2011, 12:42 PM
The United States buddy at it again. The one on the far left isn't bad:

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A Saudi woman was beheaded after being convicted of practicing "witchcraft and sorcery," according to the Saudi Interior Ministry, at least the second such execution for sorcery this year.

The woman, Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar, was executed in the northern Saudi province of al-Jawf on Monday.

A source close to the Saudi religious police told Arab newspaper al Hayat that authorities who searched Nassar's home found a book about witchcraft, 35 veils and glass bottles full of "an unknown liquid used for sorcery" among her possessions. According to reports, authorities said Nassar claimed to be a healer and would sell a veil and three bottles for 1500 riyals, or about $400.

According to the ministry, Nassar's death sentence was upheld by an appeals court and the Saudi Supreme Judicial Council.

Philip Luther, the interim direct of Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa program, condemned Nassar's killing, calling it "deeply shocking."

"The charges of 'witchcraft and sorcery' are not defined as crimes in Saudi Arabia and to use them to subject someone to the cruel and extreme penalty of execution is truly appalling," Luther said.

Luther said that a charge of sorcery is often used by the Saudi government as a smokescreen under which they punish people for exercising freedom of speech.

Nassar was not the first person to be executed for alleged witchcraft by the Saudi government this year. In September, a Sudanese man was publicly decapitated with a sword in the city of Medina after he was found guilty of the same crime.

According to Amnesty International, at least 79 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia so far in 2011, more than three times as many as in 2010. The human rights group condemned the kingdom's reliance on capital punishment.

"Where the death penalty is used, under international law it should only be applied to the most serious crimes," Luther said.

The Saudi embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

TheBoarzHeadBoy
12-15-2011, 12:35 AM
"Witchcraft and sorcery" is obviously what those primitives call meth labs in Saudi Arabia. Don't fret your bleeding heart.

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theheavens
12-15-2011, 04:29 AM
I see they the women are still rocking the ninja look. I got a muslim friend in Tunisia and she said people can't even wear shit like that over there. the government discourages beards for men and veils for women (i.e., "Arab style looks"). different strokes

anyway why you gotta post shit like this like it's big news or something? how about in Israel where orthodox jews are taking women back to the fucking black civil rights movement by making them sit in the back of buses and taking away their voting rights:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/small-group-of-ultra-orthodox-jews-blocks-israeli-women-from-voting-in-jerusalem/2011/12/14/gIQA0dPKuO_story.html

netscape check two
12-15-2011, 10:52 AM
^^
Yeah, someone getting beheaded for no reason isn't newsworthy.

Well long scruffy beards do tend to scare most women away and birds take habitat.

Are you still dating that Jew girl?

netscape check two
12-16-2011, 12:27 AM
They should just cover the fat ones up like that.