Thursday, May 2, 2019

Head Count

In what had to be the most people beheaded in a single month, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed 60 people. This brings their year to date total to 105.

For the first time, we see a charge of treason for one but for 37 of those beheaded, all in one day, were for charges of terrorism. The Sun in the UK claims that some of those executed were for minor offenses that we in the US would consider simple freedom of speech and right to assemble. However, it's good to remember that in some countries, it is illegal to speak negatively about the royal family or participate in a protest. At least one of those beheaded was for a minor offense (texting about an anti government protest) that was committed when he was a minor and they held him in jail until he was old enough to execute. Eleven of the 37 were alleged to have been spying for Iran. Five of the 37 were gay. The headless body of one of those executed was crucified and his head displayed on a pike.

This story seems to have been kept on the down low by the media except in Europe. And this is supposed to be a "moderate" Islamic state.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

By Wahabi standards, it IS moderate...