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United States' BFF Saudi Arabia, Beheads Man for Witchcraft

I'm sure Washington will see nothing wrong with this killing since it's the Saudi Government.

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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.

http://www.livescience.com/21131-saudi-man-beheaded-witchcra...

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Meh.

hmmm. This is a non story.

so what the u.s.

randomly molest 4 year olds. At least there is a method to their madness.

Education Please

I wonder what non-interventionalist policy would look like in these cases? Wanting to be educated as I am new to this.

well...

I can tell you that we sold these people $60.5 billion dollars worth of arms back in 2010. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia%E2%80%93United_Sta...)
.....That's what it looks like when you get involved. We sold guns to the guys who behead people for "witchcraft". It may seem insensitive but, in my own personal opinion... those things you cherish the most, result from the most pain and sacrifice. Therefore those who truly want to be free, will do what they have to. Helping these people will do nothing but strengthen the powers that oppress them. We should set an example and show them how wonderful freedom can be. If we do that, it is only a matter of time before they themselves rise up and declare..."I shall be free!!!" We spend so much of our money fighting, helping, policing, we hurt our country yet we do nothing to help those we intend too. No matter the intentions, good or bad. Finally a quote....

"Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
-Robert Green Ingersoll

Thank you for your thoughts

I appreciate you weighing in. I guess I was somewhat thinking when I read the post that with a non-interventionalist policy it would be the responsibility of the people of Saudi to change their own country. I had not considered implications of the arms we sold the country. I guess those arms can be used to protect the country or can be used to protect the government from the people.

Saudi Arabia the US BFF? No that's Israel

Israel is the US best friend forever. when was the last time a/every US president said Saudi Arabia is an eternal ally?

Three main reasons the US supports SA

1) oil, but this is not as high on the list as people believe. The US has plenty of oil rich countries they invaded, why pay for it from SA?

2) To hide the absurdity of a US/Israel relationship. Imagine if US did not support SA, people would obviously know Israel was Americas worst ally. But with SA in the picture, whenever Israel bombs gaza, like what happened on Saturday, the press can bring up a new Saudi beheading to hide Israel's crimes against humanity.

3) Iran hates Saudi Arabia. The enemy of your enemy is your friend. Israel is nothing but pragmatic when it comes to war. They don't wage decade long, no objective wars. They are clear in their goals: annihilate anyone they say are terrorists.