June 22, 2012, - 12:05 pm
Yes, colonial Massachusetts had its Salem Witch Trials. But that was 1692-1693. America has evolved a great deal since then. But our Saudi faux-“allies in the War on Terrorism” haven’t. And if you think “democracy” and Arab Spring in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would change that, think again. If they beheaded this guy–and they did, imagine what they would do to Christian faith healers (who are not allowed into the country), whom they see as of the same ilk (I do not, but they do).
(Saudi 9/11 Flag By David Lunde/Lundesigns)
A Saudi man has been beheaded on charges of sorcery and witchcraft, the state news agency SPA says.
The man, Muree bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri, was found in possession of books and talismans, SPA said. He had also admitted adultery with two women, it said.
The execution took place in the southern Najran province, SPA reported.
Human rights groups have repeatedly condemned executions for witchcraft in Saudi Arabia.
Last year, there were reports of at least two people being executed for sorcery.
Mr Asiri was beheaded after his sentence was upheld by the country’s highest courts, the Saudi news agency website said.
No details were given of what he was found guilty of beyond the charges of witchcraft and sorcery. . . .
More recent cases of death on charges of sorcery include that of a Saudi woman, executed for committing sorcery and witchcraft in December, in the northern province of Jawf, and that of a Sudanese man executed in September.
As I always say, whenever someone says the Islamic world versus the West is a “clash of civilizations,” the premise is fallacious. It assumes that the former is actually a civilization.
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