Sharia alert: note how the men were executed, and remember that the next time someone is beheaded in Iraq and the talking heads say it’s “un-Islamic.” These men committed the murder to avoid the flogging or prison term they would have gotten for homosexual acts. From CBC, with thanks to Skeetstreet and RB:
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Two Saudi men were executed Sunday for killing a Pakistani man who saw them in a “shameful situation,” the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement issued by the official Saudi Press Agency.
The phrase “shameful situation” is used to refer to homosexual acts, seen as a sin against Islam and prohibited in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations. In Saudi Arabia, homosexual acts can be punished by flogging or prison terms….
They feared the scene he’d witnessed could create a scandal for them, so they first ran him over in a car, then crushed his skull with a rock and set him on fire, the statement said.
Thus bringing the term “overkill” to a new low.
Sunday’s beheadings brought the number of people beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year to 24….Beheadings are carried out with a sword in public.