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Saudi Woman Executed For Being A “Witch”

Just more proof that the countries in the Middle East are living 1,000 years in the past.  A woman was executed in a Saudi province for being an alleged witch.  

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Amina bint Abdulhalim Nassar never stood a chance.  She was the unfortunate victim of a backwards culture and was executed on Monday for practicing witchcraft and sorcery, according to ABC News.  She wasn’t executed in a ethical way, but how ethical is killing someone any way?  She was beheaded.  First off, how do you convict someone of those charges and how can these people get away with basically murder?

The sad part, this was apparently the second witchcraft based execution this year.  What’s even crazier is that apparently these trumped up charges can’t even be defined as crimes according to Saudi law.  That information comes directly from Philip Luther, the Amnesty International interim director in the Middle East.  He also added the the sorcery charge if often used by the Saudi government to punish people for using free speech.

It is absolutely ridiculous that things like this are allowed to happen.  It’s bad enough that they force women to cover themselves from head to toe in cloth and force them to live as shadows of the men in society, but the fact that they will execute them on some ridiculous charges is an outrage.  This doesn’t come down to “beliefs” or “culture”, it comes down to a group of people who need a good punch to the head.  Something needs to be done about this murder, and that’s exactly what it is.  If we are going to protect the people who killed this woman for no reason than find something seriously wrong with this world.

[ABC]

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