February 22, 2007, - 9:55 am
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.
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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