Muslim governments behead criminals

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    Convicted killer beheaded, put on display in Saudi Arabia - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- Saudi Arabian officials beheaded and then publicly displayed the body of a convicted killer in Riyadh on Friday, an act that prompted a stiff denunciation by a leading human rights monitor.

    The Saudi Interior Ministry said Ahmed Al-Shamlani Al-Anzi was sentenced to death and then "crucifixion" -- having his body displayed in public -- for the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old boy and for the killing of the boy's father, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

    Amnesty International issued a statement deploring the punishment, with the group's Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui saying in a statement it is "horrific" that beheadings and crucifixions "still happen."

    Even though the word "crucifixion" is used to describe the public display, the act has no connection to Christianity and the crucifixion of Jesus. The bodies are not displayed on crosses, Lamri Chirouf, who researches Saudi Arabian issues for Amnesty, explained.

    The Saudi Interior Ministry asserted that Al-Anzi's body was displayed as a warning that those involved in similar crimes would suffer the same fate, the press agency reported.

    The ministry said Al-Anzi kidnapped the boy and held him for a "malicious purpose" at a grocery store where he worked. He tied rope around the boy's neck and strangled him to death, the ministry said.

    When the boy's father came to the store looking for his son, Al-Anzi axed the father repeatedly until the man died. When police came to arrest Al-Anzi, Al-Anzi resisted arrest by threatening them with a knife.

    Police later discovered that Al-Anzi had been previously convicted of other crimes, including possession of pornographic videos and sodomy, the Interior Ministry said.
     
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    I wish all executions here in America were open to the public and shown live on TV

    Maybe the crime rate would go down!!
     
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    dont you just love our "allies"


    i wonder if there will be a formal protest by the us government?
     
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    The guy should not have sodomized a young boy, killed him and then killed his dad.

    We used to hang coyotes on the fences as a warning to the other coyotes.

    Predators are unacceptable in Saudi. From the articles I read last night on this the guy was guilty beyond any doubt.
     
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    so you behead then and put their bodies out in public to rot......i think not....no he should not have committed the acts against man that he did...nor should the saudi government
     
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    We execute criminals here in America.

    We just don't display their dead bodies for the public to veiw.

    I wish we did.
     
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    Not saying I would or that it would be acceptable here in the US but obviously the Saudis do. I do think that in certain cases here in the US absolute predators are pampered a bit to often. On the same note our society has prosecuted innocent men and women so we must always be diligent in looking for proper justice....

    I do know those rotten bodies do have an effect on training dogs. I hung a dead kitten on my female chow's neck she'd munched after it hissed at her. She was banished from the house for two days and tied on a short rope outside where she had no choice but to wear what she had killed. She'd been a cat killer for her entire life prior to coming to live with us. She never looked at another cat even sideways after that.

    If that is how the Saudis train their citizens to behave towards one another whom am I to say they can't? It would be a different story if the guy had not killed that child and his dad, right?
     
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    Oh well. he shouldn't have abused a young boy and killed two people.

    Maybe if we start doing that to the child predators and murders here they'll think twice before doing the crime.

    and amnesty international needs to be more worried about bigger issues like the out of control sex slave trafficking going on in Europe and Asia and the genocide that's happening in darfur instead of some pedo/murderer who got his head chopped off.
     
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    While I don't think a government should have the power to take lives, I don't see the punishment as unjust. If I was a family member of the victim, I would want this punishment for the murderer as well.
     
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    It's their law, we poison or electrocute some of our criminals.
     

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