Get PJ Media on your Apple

Ordered Liberty

Our Friends the Saudis and Their Moderate Sharia Decapitations

July 8th, 2013 - 5:50 am

A favorite pastime of our “friends” the Saudis is to fund both academic centers (most prominently, at Harvard and Georgetown) and Muslim Brotherhood agitators whose main task is to lecture the United States on tolerance. What we are supposed to tolerate, of course, is sharia encroachment in the West. The generously underwritten mission finds no shortage of useful idiots to help organize sundry “Islamophobia” conferences, “centers for interfaith understanding,” and the like.

Another favorite Saudi pastime is decapitation. Take today’s report from al-Ahram:

Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens on Monday after he was convicted of murdering a fellow Saudi in the southwestern Mecca region, the interior ministry said.

Saleh bin Ali al-Shemmarani was executed for stabbing to death Ali bin Saeed al-Shemmarani after a dispute between the two, the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.

A total of 57 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia since the start of the year, according to an AFP count.

In 2012, the Gulf country executed 76 people, according to an AFP tally based on official figures. Human Rights Watch has put the number at 69.

Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s strict version of sharia, or Islamic law.

Notice that last bit: Saudi Arabia’s “strict” version of sharia. Not “false,” “hi-jacked,” or “Islamophobic slander” version of sharia. Strict, as in deeply rooted in scripture. Meaning that the only thing Islam’s apologists can really do to discredit it is to portray it as “quaint” or – that bête noir of progressives — “literal.” By all means, though, let’s get to that next interfaith understanding confab where no one ever quite needs to understand why 21st century Islam’s remedy for freedom of conscience is to be decapitated by the state.

Comments are closed.

Top Rated Comments   
There can never be an interfaith dialogue with Islam, this is an impossibility for Islam does not accept the premise that any other faith is of value. Never mind that the fount of Islam was a Jew convert who was married to a wealthy Jewess Widow before he supposedly had those conversations with Gabriel on the mountain above Mecca.
Get used to Islam in America for unless we deport 100 percent of them we will never have peace in our Nation again. We will always be under some form of Jihad and none of them are pleasant......
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
"This is not to say the Saudi Arabia, which frankly gives Islam a bad name, "

It is ISLAM which gives Islam a bad name.

Any other view is a delusion born of ignorance, most likely willful ignorance.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
What the Saudis do to criminals in their country doesn't concern me one whit. It is when they attempt to influence American laws, opinions, and society that I get mad as a one legged man at a butt kicking contest.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
All Comments   (31)
All Comments   (31)
Sort: Newest Oldest Top Rated
What we have here is a failure to decapitate, I mean communicate. We have people who preach tolerance, but do not tolerate any other viewpoint.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Get rid of spam
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Don't disagree with any of this Andrew, except to note that like many people I'm not in principle opposed to the death penalty for murder.

But apostasy! And from what I read, there is almost universal agreement among different jurisprudential schools of thought in Islam that death is the appropriate penalty . .
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Saw a picture on facebook today. It had a brick wall with an open door on the left that said Islam Enter. on the right it said Exit over the brick wall
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
I loved this headline:

"Our Friends the Saudis and Their Moderate Sharia Decapitations"

My broken record is stuck in the groove which says that a practicing, observant, Koran-reading Muslim is our enemy.

Are there "moderate" enemies? Isn't that oxymoronic?
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
The Real War On Women: The Left Cannot Remain Silent Over 'Honour Killings'

http://tinyurl.com/k5ajnnc
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Oh, yes it can!

And it will.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Yeah, a moderate would denote someone who doesn't believe in the religion as written. Sorry, that is not allowed in Islam. There is no moderate Islam. Thanks for having the intestinal fortitude to say it like it is Andrew!
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
There can never be an interfaith dialogue with Islam, this is an impossibility for Islam does not accept the premise that any other faith is of value. Never mind that the fount of Islam was a Jew convert who was married to a wealthy Jewess Widow before he supposedly had those conversations with Gabriel on the mountain above Mecca.
Get used to Islam in America for unless we deport 100 percent of them we will never have peace in our Nation again. We will always be under some form of Jihad and none of them are pleasant......
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
A favor. Please use "Jewish" for the adjective. I'm aware you meant no offense, but the use of "Jew" as an adjective is a favorite practice of those who wish harm.

I believe a relative of his translated boththe Jewish and Christian Bible into Arabic. Islam takes from both, as well as other places, incding the fact that he founder was likely insane.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
"I do actually live in "Europe", that is, Israel...."

Okay, I'm confused. I used to work with an Israeli-born woman and I remember her suprising me once because she described Israel as being in Asia. I remember because I thought of it as being in the north-east of Africa.

Wikipedia clearly doesn't consider Israel part of Europe; it lists Israel as an Asian country.

It's unfortunate that these terms are somewhat arbitrary as well as fluid. This contributes greatly to the confusion.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
That's why I put it in quotes. We are is Asia, of course, and border Africa. When we had the Sinai, some people said we had a piece of Africa. But we are in many ways culturally European, includng such things as how the roads are set up (still can't figure out how to drive here), elecrical plugs, etc.

And, unfortunately, the attitude towards the death penalty.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Sorry, that was supposed to be a reply to mzk, not a new thread.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
What the Saudis do to criminals in their country doesn't concern me one whit. It is when they attempt to influence American laws, opinions, and society that I get mad as a one legged man at a butt kicking contest.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
"Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens on Monday after he was convicted of murdering a fellow Saudi in the southwestern Mecca region, the interior ministry said.

Saleh bin Ali al-Shemmarani was executed for stabbing to death Ali bin Saeed al-Shemmarani after a dispute between the two, the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency."

And? Murder is a capital crime. Death penalty completely appropriate. Beheading is grisly, yes, but its fast and pretty much foolproof.

I guess you'd rather have murderers sit in jail sucking up tax money instead?
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
> And? Murder is a capital crime. Death penalty completely appropriate.

You conveniently ignore the fact that the death penalty is also pronounced for rape and armed robbery. More importantly, it is used for apostasy. Anyone converting from Islam to another religion (or atheism) is subject to decapitation as well. And women accused of adultery (including rape victims) are stoned. And homosexuals are hung. Whatever you may think of such "crimes" (or non-crimes) they are certainly not deserving of these forms of barbaric execution.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Adultary, no problem. God put it in the Bible, althoguh the normal punishment is not stoning, and in any case, it isn't done by throwing stones at people.

But if we are talking about a rape victim, the Bible (I mean the Law, the Torah) is extremely explicit that the man alone shall be executed, anf the woman is a victim.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Yes, and not only that, but her testimony is to be accepted. The normal standard of "in the mouth of two or three witnesses" does not apply in such a case. It's her word against his, and he is to be stoned.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Their country, their rules. Why is it any of my business to get all wound up about it?
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Maybe not by your standards. but Islam and Shariah are the laws of the Muslim and by their law these are the stated punishments. Mohammad said so.....
Get used to it... One day we will be under Islamic Law unless we wake up and quit looking for this MODERATE ISLAM. There is no moderation in Islam, there is only ISLAM, READ THE QURAN AND SHARIAH..... THIS IS THE LAW OF ISLAM...
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
I don't have a problem with rape being a capital crime. Armed robbery: convince me. Apostasy. Not a chance.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
I'm again the armed robbery thing. . Unintended consequences.

California tried it (briefly) during the Gold Rush days. The robbers just started killing everybody so there would be no witnesses. They had nothing to lose by doing so.

1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
1 2 Next View All