Monday, January 14, 2008

The Religion of Beheadings

From CNN... any emphasis below is from yours truly, not the MSM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi authorities on Saturday beheaded an Indonesian maid convicted of killing her employer, the Interior Ministry announced.

In a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, the ministry said the maid used a pillow to suffocate her employer Aisha Al Makhaled and then stole her jewelry in the southern province of Asir.

Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which those convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery are executed in public with a sword.

The maid is the second person to be executed this year in the desert kingdom, according to an Associated Press count.

Saudi Arabia beheaded 137 people last year, up sharply from the 38 in 2006.


Anonymous said...

Coming soon to your town:

"A GIRL was murdered and a woman rescuer wounded by a knifeman ranting from the Koran.

Teacher Katherine Moore, 56, was knifed twice in the back when she jumped out of her car to help the victim who was stabbed to death. She is seriously ill but stable in hospital.

The alleged attacker was captured after being tackled by neighbours and purposely knocked over by a driver.

A witness said yesterday: "The guy was in full Muslim dress, carrying the Koran and spouting all sorts of foreign language.

Advertisement"He seemed to be in trance and looked as if he was on a mission. It was like something out of The Scream movies."

Police said: "These were apparently random and motiveless attacks." They are questioning a man of 21. He is believed to be a foreign student.

Mrs Moore, 56, was driving near her home in Salford, Greater Manchester, when she spotted the first victim - who was in her 20s - being attacked with a six-inch kitchen knife.

Her husband Edward, 72, said: "She saw the woman in trouble, stopped and told her to get in her car. But the man followed.

"My wife and the other woman tried to escape. Then the man stabbed them both. My neighbour had earlier seen him acting suspiciously and asked what he was doing.

"He came out with a load of gibberish and lashed out with his knife at the neighbour's car before running away.

"My wife has lost a lot of blood. But none of the wounds has affected her organs and I'm sure she's over the worst. She was very brave to help."

A man who went to Mrs Moore's aid added: "I was with two mates when this guy came running up, yelling 'Help! A woman is being stabbed'.

"We dashed round the corner to see one woman dead in the road and this guy knifing another who had got out of her Fiat Punto.

"We shouted at him to stop and the woman fell to the ground. Then the guy went for us. Luckily, a man in a gold Mondeo steered his car into him. I was really worried we might be hurt. There were about 30 kids playing nearby."

Another witness added: "I saw one person lying on the ground. Then this man started stabbing a woman who stopped her car. It was a terrible scene."

The younger victim, thought to be a Chinese or East European student, was taken to a nearby hospital where she died.

Police sealed off the area after the attack and checked the scene for clues.

A spokesman said: "We have one man in custody. We're not looking for anyone else over this tragic incident."


Anonymous said...

I have no issue with capital punishment, whether medieval or modern way but i have issue with judicious evaluation/process leading to a judgement, especially evidence of proof matter.

Are CCTV, finger print, DNA analysis sharia compliant? four witnesses might be adequate (when the present modern application are not available then) in 8th century but modern society is more complicated,one might not able to get sufficient required witnessess to crimes.

Anonymous said...

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It is by a blogger who is a survivor of an Islamo-Fascist bombing attack. Her courage just to get by day by day is inspiring.