United States' BFF Saudi Arabia, Beheads Man for WitchcraftSubmitted by go213mph on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 09:47
I'm sure Washington will see nothing wrong with this killing since it's the Saudi Government.
Modern times are not want for witch tales nor are they lacking in some of the cruel punishments that go along with such occult claims.
The latest comes from Saudi Arabia where, according to the Saudi Arabian news agency SPA, a man was recently executed by beheading for practicing sorcery. The man, identified as Muree bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri, was allegedly found with occult apparatus, including "books and talismans from which he learned to harm God's worshipers," according to a statement released by the Interior Ministry, which added that he'd also confessed to adultery with two women.
Many Shiite Muslims — like many fundamentalist Christians — consider fortune-telling an occult practice and therefore evil. Making a psychic prediction or using magic (or even claiming to do so) is seen as invoking diabolical forces.
International humans rights agencies such as Amnesty International have long questioned whether Saudi law technically outlaws witchcraft, though fortune-telling and witchcraft have been condemned by Saudi Arabia's powerful religious leaders.