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Friday, June 06, 2003
Is this a spoof?
There is an interview in today's Grauniad purporting to be with Saudi Arabia's state executioner. Here's an extract
Muhammad Saad al-Beshi beheads up to seven people a day. "It doesn't matter to me: Two, four, 10 - as long as I'm doing God's will, it doesn't matter how many people I execute," says Saudi Arabia's leading executioner.And here's the article in full. I think it must be a spoof because there is no explanation of
1. How there can be any crime when there are daily executions? Where's the deterrence, matey?But I was interested to read that Muhammad's work is not all killing:
...sometimes it can simply be an amputation. "I use a special sharp knife instead of a sword," he explains. "When I cut off a hand, I cut it from the joint. If it is a leg, the authorities specify where it is to be taken off, so I follow that."What a lovely cuddly society. If it isn't a spoof, are you making notes, David Blunkett?
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