NYT: Man Executed for Witchcraft in Saudi Arabia
Posted: 20 June 2012 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Saudi Arabia is at it again.  As the article says, they did this twice last year, too.

The New York Times - 20 June 2012 01:28 AM

Saudi Arabia: Man Executed for Witchcraft and Adultery
Saudi Arabia executed a man for practicing witchcraft and committing adultery, the state news agency said Tuesday, citing a statement from the Interior Ministry. The man, Mareeh bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri, “was in possession of books and talismans from which he learned to harm God’s worshipers and admitted adultery with two women,” the statement said. He was executed in Najran Province, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Last year, Saudi Arabia beheaded a man and a woman for witchcraft in two cases.

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Posted: 20 June 2012 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Islam is still in the Dark Ages in much of the world.

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Posted: 20 June 2012 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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...and it’s sort of designed to stay that way, since the Quran is the ultimate word of Allah delivered by the final prophet Muhammed.

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