Friday, 28 August 2015

Saudi Arabia Beheads Nearly Twice As Many People As ISIS So Far This Year


In January, a Muslim woman from Myanmar screamed “I did not kill” and pled with her attackers for mercy, but they showed none. In the center of an intersection, she was publicly beheaded in front of spectators, her death caught covertly on video.

It’s the kind of horrifying tableau that has become almost commonplace in Western media, as it plays out each time ISIS claims its latest victims. But this woman, Laila Bint Abdul Muttalib Basim, wasn’t a victim of ISIS, but one of 110 prisoners executed by Saudi Arabia so far this year. In fact, this U.S. ally has beheaded almost twice as many prisoners as ISIS in 2015 and may be on pace to achieve a record-breaking number of executions.

Iran’s PressTV reported on Basim’s death along with several others, both foreigners and Saudi nationals, in July:

“Basim then screamed as a sword-wielding man struck her neck. Second and third blows completed the beheading and authorities swiftly removed her body from the road.”
http://www.mintpressnews.com/saudi-arabia-beheads-nearly-twice-as-many-people-as-isis-so-far-this-year/208894/

The Saudi leadership has little regard for human life and is only interested in protecting and extending their power base. They are direct supporters of extremist groups in Iraq and Syria. They need to be held to account:

CIA, Qatar and Saudi Arabia Arming AL-QAEDA Terrorists to commit Terrorism in Syria


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 28th, 2015.]

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