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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Saudi Arabia executed and crucified a Myanmar man in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday in a rare form of punishment reserved for the most egregious crimes.

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We need to totally support Canada in their objections to Saudi violations of human rights. No American President should ever honor or respect the Saudi monarchy again in any way.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-08 09:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

We need to totally support Canada

DOTARD doesn't like Justin sooooo... no.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-08 09:20 AM | Reply

Who cares, he was a murderer.

#3 | Posted by patron at 2018-08-08 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

America is so awash in ongoing human rights violations at this moment that it would seem the height of hypocrisy for us to now, at this same moment, start loudly criticizing other human rights violators. We need to get our own house in order.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-08-08 11:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

No American President should ever honor or respect the Saudi monarchy again in any way.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-08 09:06 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive | Funny: 2

Nor should they ever sell them fighter planes and munitions.

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-08-08 11:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Unlike the biblical crucifixions carried out by the Romans against Christians in antiquity, Saudi crucifixions usually display a beheaded corpse in public on a cross. "

Jesus f'n Christ.

#6 | Posted by qcp at 2018-08-08 11:28 AM | Reply

I was going to post this story with a link to USA Today and a title "Crucifixion is still a thing".

www.usatoday.com

Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen entered a Myanmar woman's home firing a gun and then stabbed her to death. He was convicted of robbing her home and another home, attempted rape, and stealing firearms and ammunition.

The report said his conviction was upheld by the courts and his execution was endorsed by King Salman.

Saudi Arabia is one of the world's top executioners, though crucifixions – in which the condemned is usually beheaded and then the body put on display – are rare.

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-08-08 12:40 PM | Reply

Trumpers wish we'd crucify the criminals here.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-08-08 02:47 PM | Reply

There are 3 ways in the Koran to handle "those who make mischief on the earth" (aka Terrorism).

1. Crucifixion. And it's supposed to be old testament style... you die on the cross... you don't get beheaded first. They're doing it wrong.

2. Amputation of right arm and left leg. And then freedom after turning him into a freak-show.

3. Permanent Exile. In modern terms, that can mean "jail for life".

It is up to the country which one it chooses.

Number One is the cheapest and Number Three is the most expensive.

One of the richest countries on Earth chose the cheapest.

#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-08 02:49 PM | Reply

If only Justin were a dictatorial king, then maybe Trump could support him.

#10 | Posted by cbob at 2018-08-08 02:52 PM | Reply

I think the Chinese way makes the most sense.

Immediately after your trial, you are taken to a ditch and killed with a bullet to the back of the head.

And your family is sent a bill for the bullet.

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-08 02:53 PM | Reply

If only Justin were a dictatorial king, then maybe Trump could support him.

Trump would still hate Justin because he invented the "Trudeau Anti-DOTARD Handshake".

Justin was the very first world leader to frak up the DOTARD Handshake (when this bum yanks you towards him) by bracing his left hand on the DOTARD's shoulder. It made DOTARD look kinda stoopid.

www.youtube.com

#12 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-08 03:05 PM | Reply

Trumpers wish we'd crucify the criminals here.

#8 | Posted by snoofy

If the Saudis were smart they would put it on Pay Per View. They could make a fortune.

The Deplorables (30-40% of Americans) would all be tuning in.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-08 05:19 PM | Reply

Basics: The House of Saud is completely corrupt. There are thousands of potential heirs to the throne. Saudis who are not "of the blood" have VERY limited opportunities for rising in society. Example? The highest rank in their military for an "unconnected" person is major. A "connected" Saudi is pretty much immune to prosecution for anything except offending whoever sits on the throne.

#14 | Posted by john47 at 2018-08-09 08:26 AM | Reply

If the Saudis were smart they would put it on Pay Per View. They could make a fortune.

Yeah.... thaar's yer problem.....

#15 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-09 09:26 AM | Reply

Like Pakistan caught an Indian spy planting bombs in Pakistan. He is a citizen of India... serving Navy officer.... AND he confessed.

www.firstpost.com

Pakistan has EVERY RIGHT to brutally take him apart and send his body to India in pieces,

Instead, they are serving him 3 hot meals a day on the taxpayer's expense.

So after all the jokes and stuff, I might admit the Saudi approach might be the better thing in some cases. The Indian spy case I mentioned qualifies for the fullest Koranic punishment for "those who make mischief on the earth".

Besides, in every country, spies are killed without mercy anyway.

My point is, Saudis might have the right idea (for some cases).

#16 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-09 09:34 AM | Reply

#8 | Posted by snoofy, Don't apply evil to those you disagree, it does not end well. Using that line of "logic" will with a little rationalization can justify almost any action.

#17 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-09 10:11 AM | Reply

#16 | Posted by J_Tremain Actually we don't kill spies when we catch them. We do eventually trade them for ours.

#18 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-09 10:13 AM | Reply

Primitive cultures punish criminals in primitive, brutal ways. The more advanced cultures do not. That's just the truth. You decide where on the primitive to advanced scale you want your own culture to be.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-09 10:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Primitive cultures punish criminals in primitive, brutal ways. The more advanced cultures do not. That's just the truth. You decide where on the primitive to advanced scale you want your own culture to be.

As I said earlier, Koranic Law gives a country a choice... from Crucifixion, to Amputation, to Jail for Life.

Saudis happened to choose the first one.

I would only choose that for ISIS.

Actually we don't kill spies

And then a spy becomes President.

Can you get any lamer?

#20 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-09 10:32 AM | Reply

India is pretty lousy at catching Pakistani spies, so holding the Indian spy for a trade is of no value.

#21 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-09 10:33 AM | Reply

#19 | Posted by danni I agree for the most part, but some crimes are so heinous we demand blood. Hopefully we are never so "civilized" that we can not be enraged by an individuals behavior and demand that individual's life as payment due.

#22 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-09 10:34 AM | Reply

#21 | Posted by J_Tremain The reason being that India has over 200 million Muslims living within their country. Among them are radicals who feel it is their duty to support any action against the Hindu majority. They have places to hide and networks to move within There are very few Hindus living in Pakistan if any.

#23 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-09 10:41 AM | Reply

#20 | Posted by J_Tremain, Oh you mean when Clinton sold the Chinese missile tech for campaign contributions?

#24 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-09 10:45 AM | Reply

"Hopefully we are never so "civilized" that we can not be enraged by an individuals behavior and demand that individual's life as payment due."

When we have a court system that can decide guilt or innocence more accurately I might agree, we don't. We have executed many innocent people. I remember about 15 years ago, I think it was the Gov. of Illinois(?) who suspended all death penalty executions because too many courts had convicted the wrong person. As I recall(?) he was a fairly conservative Republican from back in the day when Republicans were also Americans.

#25 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-10 08:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#25 | Posted by danni The courts are supposed to guarantee due process, not perfection.

#26 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-08-10 08:42 AM | Reply

"The courts are supposed to guarantee due process, not perfection."

OK, then imprison those that the court "thinks" are guilty, don't execute them because it is a little bit irreversible. What is your response to the FACT we have executed many innocent people? Are you OK with that?

#27 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-10 09:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The courts are supposed to guarantee due process, not perfection."
POSTED BY DOCNJO
"What is your response to the FACT we have executed many innocent people? Are you OK with that?"
POSTED BY DANNI

If past is prologue, what's your guess?

#28 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-08-10 09:39 AM | Reply

About Trump's "Sabre Dance" with the representatives of the House of Saud ... I am sure the spontaneity of the moment caused him to not notice his dance partners were inbred dictatorial crazy people, not much unlike himself.

#29 | Posted by john47 at 2018-08-10 10:44 AM | Reply

Saudi crucifixions usually display a beheaded corpse in public on a cross. "

#6 | Posted by qcp

And how many years ago was that?

Beheadding someone is NOT a crucifixion. Do any of you educated libs know what a crucifixion is?

#8 | Posted by snoofy

#30 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-08-10 01:50 PM | Reply

I think the Chinese way makes the most sense.

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain

Then what is keeping you here in the US?

#31 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-08-10 01:52 PM | Reply

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