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Saudi Arabia may stop public beheadings

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#16    and then

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

View PostEldorado, on 12 March 2013 - 08:26 AM, said:

How about 'Death by sawing'?  (lol)

"The term "death by sawing" indicates the act of sawing a living person in half, either longitudinally, or transversely, through the central body mass...."
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Ouch!  Unfortunately, I think it's a pretty good description of what Nick Berg went through.  Nope...I'll stick to the one, clean, quick stroke...

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

I prefer to hold on to it, my head that is, it seems such a harsh punishment for apostasy, adultery or even some drug offenses or as highlighted above...being a westerner


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

It's interesting.  The company I work for has me going practically everywhere, although with my English mainily to the States.  The one place we never go is to the Middle East or North Africa or similar countries.  It isn't that they don't have the money, but we are just not interested in doing business with them.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:59 PM

View Postand then, on 12 March 2013 - 01:53 AM, said:

I think if I had to be executed I'd prefer beheading with a sword.  I saw a movie about a commando group of Brits, Kiwis and Aussies (I think) that were inserted into a harbor in WWII, sank some vessels at anchor, escaped and tried it again a few months later but were caught.  They were held until just a few weeks before the war ended then were executed by the Japanese.  They reportedly were horrified by the idea of beheading and asked fervently to be killed by firing squad.  The Japanese thought they were honoring them to give them a Samurai's death.  Beheading done correctly is probably the most "humane" execution method available.

I don't know about that - there's still too much unknown about how long the head lives after its severed.  I really don't want my final seconds on the Earth to be staring at my headless corpse.  Plus, it's very easy to screw it up.

If I had a choice, I think a half dozen or so 30-.06 rounds to head would do the job nicely.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:11 PM

View PostRafterman, on 14 March 2013 - 02:59 PM, said:

If I had a choice, I think a half dozen or so 30-.06 rounds to head would do the job nicely.

If I had a choice it would be 'smothered by boobies'.  :)


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

When I was watching the first episode of the mini-Series "Vikings", and the Jarl asked the condemned man how he wanted to die - my immediate response was "Old Age"...

But I am glad the Saudi's are looking at doing away with beheadings (hopefully not just public ones)... Hey! Before you know it they'll move right into the 10th century!


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

This is funny.  You read the headline and think, Wow, Suadi Arabia is really starting to move into the 21st century, and then you read the story and it's because they don't have enough swordsmen.  DOH!


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

I wonder if on Saudi forums they post news topics from the UK and discuss them like we do here:

News report: “Woman demanded an answer after allegations towards a Male MP on Question Time hosted by David Dimbleby.”

Poster: "What the hell is wrong with that country, she should be dragged out into the street, whipped, tar and feathered, stoned twice, crucified and then stoned again for a crime like that".

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

View Postxsas, on 11 March 2013 - 01:14 PM, said:

I'm still allowed to stone people to death though.. right!!

LOL at them and their rules...

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

View PostSameerPrehistorica, on 31 March 2013 - 03:30 PM, said:


LOL at them and their rules...
Unless you are there and they have power over you.  THEN it would be a horrifying place to be.  It's almost unimaginable that people still do such things to the weak.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

Very glad I don't live there.  They seriously need to start living in the 21st century.  I can't imagine what it would be like to have my every move controlled by my husband or Islam.  I prefer to do the controlling.lol


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 11 March 2013 - 12:12 PM, said:

Saudi Arabia is considering dropping public beheadings as a method of execution because of a shortage of government swordsmen in the oil-rich kingdom.

A joint Saudi committee composed of representatives of the ministries of interior,  justice and health has instead proposed firing squads for capital sentences.

The committee argued that the measure, if adopted, would not violate Islamic law, allowing heads - or emirs - of the country's 13 local administrative regions to begin using the new method when needed.


When I first read this I thought the last line referred to heads being posted about the country!
Actually, capital punishment should be reserved for blasphemy, not civil crimes.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:53 AM

Because anyone stupid enough to get involved with religion deserves beheading!






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