(Conservative Tribune) Liberals have often protested the death penalty, claiming that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. Of course, that’s just in America — if one of President Barack Obama’s Muslim allies executes people, it’s all good.
According to recent reports, Saudi Arabia’s hyper-Shariah government has already executed 48 people this year alone, almost half of the number of death sentences carried out all of last year.
And Saudi Arabia doesn’t fool around with things like lethal injection or the electric chair. Oh no. They go with the good old-fashioned seventh century way of doing things: beheading by sword.
According to Amnesty International, Saudi Arabia — which “is well on track to far surpass its previous annual execution records” — executed three men on March 11 for drug charges.
Just think. In Saudi Arabia, they had their heads chopped off. In America, they could have gotten signed to a long-term deal by the Angels or become mayor of Washington, D.C.
“The fact that around half of the executions carried out so far this year were for drug-related offences contradicts the Saudi Arabian authorities’ claims at the United Nations Human Rights Council that the death penalty is imposed for only the most serious crimes,” argued Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme.
“This unprecedented spike in executions constitutes a chilling race to the bottom for a country that is already among the most prolific executioners on the planet,” he added (H/T Breitbart).
And keep in mind, it’s not just cocaine or molly that will get you killed in Saudi Arabia. Theft, rape, murder, adultery, armed robbery, apostasy and homosexuality can all get you executed in a state where Obama once bowed down to the ruler.
Of course, the fact that Barack Obama has been propping up violent Islamist regimes is nothing new, but you wouldn’t know it by the media coverage.
As far as they’re concerned, the president’s links to the House of Saud either don’t exist. Or, when it must be reported, the human rights record of the Saudis is always downplayed.
It’s worth pointing out that the Saudis caused a fuss earlier this year when they protested that critics were unfairly comparing them to the Islamic State group.
This was after three men were caught on video beheading a woman in Mecca, with the victim desperately pleading her innocence all the while.
“The killing is a decision, I mean it is not based on arbitrary choices, to kill this and not to kill this,” said Interior Ministry spokesman Major General Mansour al-Turki. “When you kill somebody without legitimate basis, without justice system, without court, that is still a crime whether you behead them or kill with a gun.”
Well, let’s see. Both the Saudis and the Islamic State group kill people for blasphemy, homosexuality and treason.
Both stone married adulterers to death.
Both amputate hands in cases of theft. (In fairness, Saudi law stipulates that the right hand must be amputated, whereas the Islamic State group is apparently less choosy.)
If the burqa fits …
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune