Originally posted by divegeester
10 people executed in Saudi (the hub and spiritual engine of Islam) in the last two weeks. On Monday this poor woman was dragged screaming through the street in Mecca and publically beheaded for allegedly sexually abusing and murdering her step-daughter. Yeah, sure, as though it was her who did it. She was found guilty under Shiara law.
1. I oppose the death sentence.
2. I don't differentiate between the method used, i.e. I don't particularly think beheading is any better or worse than other methods, and I am unimpressed by the (perhaps physiologically true) assertion that it is more "humane" than other ways of executing people.
3. I think public executions are grotesque and pornographic, so to speak, although if you are going to execute people, I'm not sure why it should be done in private or secret; I don't think it sanitizes it at all.
4. That she may have not committed the crime is one of the reasons why I think No.1 above.
5. The list of crimes that one can be executed for in that country boggles my mind.
6. The aspect of Saudi culture that allows powerful men to do what they did in that video to a fellow citizen is ghastly and backward, to my way of thinking.