Sri Lankan woman faces beheading on witchcraft charge

the guardian

A Sri Lankan woman could face the death penalty by beheading after she was arrested on suspicion of casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl during a family shopping trip, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The daily Okaz reported that a Saudi man had complained his daughter had “suddenly started acting in an abnormal way, and that happened after she came close to the Sri Lankan woman” in a shopping mall in the port city of Jeddah.

“He reported her to the security forces, asking for her arrest and the specialised units dealt with the situation swiftly and succeeded in arresting her,” Okaz reported.

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy that has no written criminal code and where court rulings are based on judges’ interpretation of Islamicsharia law.

“The punishment is always beheading for anyone found guilty of witchcraft,” a Saudi lawyer and human rights activist, Waleed Abu al-Khair, told Reuters.

Saudi Arabia beheading

Editor’s note:  Is this for real, women still burnt, beheaded, drowned, killed etc in the name of witchcraft. What kind of Religion teaches this? This is not Islam, or Christianity or any other religion of the world.


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  1. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s inhumane acts are very disgusting. One concerns me about the West’s role in bringing liberty because if their own allies like Saudi Arabia can’t be changed then how can Afghanistan or any other nation be changed. West painted Gaddafi as a human rights abuser. Gaddafi is a 100 times better than Saudi Arabia’s monarch. Yet, the West never says a word to criticize the abuses in Saudi Arabia but in Libya it was an uproar.
    As long as Saudi Arabia kneels to NATO, then human rights violations don’t ‘exist’, if the Kingdom decides to make one move against NATO, then it would be labelled like Gaddafi and invaded.
    Western hypocrisy and double standards of United Nations just stink! Saudi Arabia is a close ally of the US/UK because of oil and arms deals but at the same time it is the most repressive nation on earth, ruled by an undemocratic, autocratic monarchy. It is OK to do business with Saudi Arabia but countries like Iraq, Libya and Syria are targeted because of an alleged deficit of democracy. What a joke!
    In 2003, Western media played a leading role in making the case for US/UK invasion of Iraq; as a result, we have over a million dead Iraqis, a ruined nation and no democracy in Iraq but as far as western media is concerned the mission is done well in Iraq- and the media in the West moved on to elsewhere. Now came Libya – regime change there brought in hundred of thousands dead – ruined nation and no democracy; Now is Syria’s turn to experience Western regime change and all that comes with its: ruined nations and millions of dead people. But now Saudi Arabia is part of the Western regime change agenda in Syria and if this happened– we will have millions dead, ruined nation and no democracy. Now the Saudi Arabia is leading the sinister agenda of arming terrorists against Syria.
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is nothing more than modern day barbaric country. Migrant workers are victims of harsh Saudi Arabians. They will be executed in crimes that most of them didn’t commit like the act of self defense only protecting themselves against the brutal Arabians. This witchcraft is nothing more than a preposterous accusation.

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