February 22, 2007, - 9:55 am

Chop-Chop Square: Our “Humane” “Allies” in the War on Terror

By Debbie Schlussel
I hate armed robbery (and unarmed robbery by Sean Hannity) as much as the next guy (and gal). But there’s such a thing as disproportionate, inhuman punishment.
What’s wrong with Sharia (strict Islamic law)? Well this is what’s wrong with it (among many other things):

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – A Saudi court ordered the bodies of four Sri Lankans to be displayed in a public square after being beheaded for armed robbery, according to a government statement. . . .
Saudi officials would not confirm that the body display had happened but did confirm the four were executed on Monday. They also confirmed the court order issued in the case had called for the men’s bodies to be displayed after the execution.

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Saudi 9/11 Flag by David Lunde/Lundesigns

Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which people convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery are executed in public with a sword. . . .
The Sri Lankan government said in a media release it had appealed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia for clemency twice.
A report by Amnesty International said that besides the execution of the four Sri Lankans, six foreigners have been executed this year. They include three Pakistanis, two Iraqis and one Nigerian.
Seven Saudi Arabians, including one woman, have also been executed.
In 2006, 86 men and two women were executed, half of them foreign nationals, the report said.

“Religion of Peace”? FYI, “Chop-Chop Square” is the well-known nickname for the public square where most official Saudi Arabian beheadings take place.

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[Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which people convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery are executed in public with a sword. . . .]
Like American conservatives who keep complaining about the bleeding-heart liberal American justice system are now going to complain that Islam is too harsh on violent criminals. Gee I wonder how many conservatives here wish the American justice system were more Islamic than liberal.

Norman Blitzer on February 22, 2007 at 10:18 am

“I hate armed robbery (and unarmed robbery by Sean Hannity) as much as the next guy (and gal).”
THAT WAS REALLY funnyÖand unexpectedÖright out of the “gates”!

The Canadien on February 22, 2007 at 10:34 am

More barbaric behavior coming from the 7th century savages.
I’ve heard of having the punishment fit the crime, but this is just more of the same insane bullshit that was part of mohammad’s sick, twisted invention – islam. There is no CIVILIZED society on the face of the Earth that would publicly execute someone, in such a barbaric mannner, for committing armed robbery, drug smuggling, and rape. But, then again, this is the same crowd that executes innocent women who have been the victims of rape.
And the LIBERALS had problems with Abu Ghraib – where the most egregious offenses consisted of putting panties on heads, forming naked pyramids, and putting leashes on people?!! That kind of crap happens every day in Greenwich Village…but public beheadings for armed robbery executed by muzlums seems to be OK with LIBERALS. That’s because LIBERALS are BRAIN DEAD!
islam is a disease that must be eradicated. It must be eradicated to save, not only the civilized world, but also, those stupid muzlums who are themselves victimized by this demonic insanity.

Thee_Bruno on February 22, 2007 at 11:53 am

What good is it when the president, commander-in-chief, ‘leader of the free world’ says this (ofcourse at the orders of his wahhabi masters in Riyadh): http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010917-11.html and his secretary of state parrots: http://ndjamena.usembassy.gov/rice_welcomes_muslim_generosity_as_reflection_of_ramadan_spirit_10/25/2005.html
Dangerous as terrorists are, isn’t something even more dangerous with this picture? Think about it…

Alert on February 22, 2007 at 4:07 pm

Where are Amnasty Internationale and the impotent Useless Human Rights Watch? They’re as silent on this issue as they are when teenage girls are executed in Iran for the crime of engaging in sex outside of marriage. They do nothing about the Iranian executions of homosexuals. However, they scream bloody murder about our capital punishment laws.

FreethinkerNY on February 22, 2007 at 4:39 pm

Freethinker: I just took a look at Amnesty International’s website and they have an article about this very issue. While I admit that the only thing they seem to be doing is writing them a nasty letter, they at least aren’t silent on the issue.

TubeSteak on February 22, 2007 at 10:42 pm

Click on the “view clip” of the interview with one of the Saudi chop-chops here. I’m all for capital punishment for true capital offenses–but these guys make it a sport.
http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1322#

BB on February 22, 2007 at 11:32 pm

TubeSteak: Human Rights groups talk about stopping human rights violations but are usually ineffectual in terms of actually stopping the abuse. Bush went into Afganistan and actually did something about the Talibans’ abusive policies towards women. He helped to take the burkhas off their heads and stopped women from being beaten in the streets and executed by Taliban fanatics. Instead of being credited for upholding human rights, Bush was vilified by the Left as a fascist war-monger. The same applies to Bush overthrowing the human rights violating dictator, Saddam Hussein. Leftists like to talk about human rights, but they oppose taking action that will actually stop human rights violations.

FreethinkerNY on February 23, 2007 at 12:38 am

No surprise that your all from the fascist states of north america. I think you all need to get out a bit more – there’s a hell of alot of people out there who would like to see the U.S.A blown apart and all the citizens rounded up and killed in chop chop square. So just remember for each of your pea brained thoughts someone else is twisting a knife in your evil backs.

Liberal on September 12, 2007 at 9:26 am

by the way , liberal is white and lives in a small village in England surrounded by thousands of people who detest condescending north american attitudes.

Liberal on September 12, 2007 at 9:32 am

Let’s not forget that there was a 19 year old rape victim in SA who was sentenced to six months in jail and forced to endure 200 lashes to boot. Now that is what I call justice…NOT! But, to make the case really interesting: her lawyer was disbarred for appealing her case! Now let me see if I have this right, a woman is raped by seven men in a country that executes foreign thieves, she reports the rape and retains a lawyer, over the course of time, she is, herself, accused of a crime (being in the wrong place at the wrong time), gets sentenced to 90 lashes, she then asks her lawyer to beg the court for mercy, the lawyer losses his practice, the girl gets raped again by the court system, and the rapists get a couple of years tacked onto their sentences. This court system is mind boggling!
If you want my opinion, during the French revolution, when they were beheading tax collectors, their judicial system seemed much more broad minded.
That is this writer’s opinion, I welcome yours…

Mewize on June 26, 2008 at 10:06 pm

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