December 13, 2011 2 Comments
Saudi authorities have executed a woman convicted of practicing magic and sorcery.
The Saudi Interior Ministry says in a statement the execution took place Monday, but gave no details on the woman’s crime.
The London-based al-Hayat daily, however, quoted Abdullah al-Mohsen, chief of the religious police who arrested the woman, as saying she had tricked people into thinking she could treat illnesses, charging them $800 per session.
The paper said a female investigator followed up, and the woman was arrested in April, 2009, and later convicted in a Saudi court.
It did not give the woman’s name, but said she was in her 60s.
The execution brings the total to 76 this year in Saudi Arabia, according to an Associated Press count. At least three have been women.
Amnesty International issued a statement expressing shock at the incident, noting that the woman was beheaded. Amnesty’s interim Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, Philip Luther, condemned the execution:
Ok so let’s see if I understand this, this old woman was allegedly running a scam by allegedly charging people $800.00 dollars to cure their illness.
She was then arrested by the religious police and was found guilty and was later beheaded.
Ok so Saudi Arabia has religious police WTF is up with that, its 2011 not 1478 this is not the Spanish Inquisition, what’s worse is they have executed 76 people on the ground of sorcery.
I can only imagine how this works the R.P. goes into a home, or a place of business and yelles out, oh I don’t know ” I smell fire and brimstone” and poof that person is now under arrest for witchcraft.
I want people to understand something. I know everyone has there own customs and there way of life, but this is just nonsense, seriously if you think about it, if they did have any type of magic powers why wouldn’t they free themselves. Oh I am sorry how could I forget they didn’t have there potions to conjure up there monster, and demons to attack there jailer.
Stuff like this gives Muslims a bad name. I have work with people that are Muslims and this would offend them that these
atrocity still take place today.