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October 4, 2011

The Religion of Peace and Advanced Notions of Civilization

Sudanese man beheaded for “witchcraft” in Saudi Arabia
Abdul Hamid bin Hussein Mostafa al-Fakki was sentenced to death in the western city of Medina after being found guilty of what the court said was “producing a spell designed to lead to the reconciliation of his client’s divorced parents.”
[HT: The Fourth Checkraise]

Posted by Vanderleun at October 4, 2011 8:40 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Since we're talking about 'justice' of a form, why not use this method on Congress.
The total nonsense they're producing is on a level of Mumbo-Jumbo legislating.

Posted by: Peccable at October 5, 2011 3:08 AM

Amnesty International complained in the article that the crime of "sorcery" was not clearly defined in Saudi Arabia. May we assume that if it were clearly defined, Amnesty International would have no problem with convicting and beheading people for "sorcery" so long as it was in a backward, barbaric country such as Saudi Arabia?

Posted by: St. Thor at October 5, 2011 7:13 AM

Many years ago I read a science fiction story, the name of which I no longer remember. In it, the protagonist was found guilty and executed for blasphemy. What made the story interesting was the matter of fact courtroom ephemera common to all such dramas, a la Perry Mason. I remember being a little disappointed in the outcome of the story, thinking to myself that such nonsense could never happen in America.
I was much younger then. Now I realize that such "nonsense" is all too possible; yes, right here in America. Now we are never more than an election or two from "such nonsense". Surely, there has arisen a powerful minority who would love to turn such dystopian fiction into fact.

Posted by: stuart at October 5, 2011 10:24 AM

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