Good thing he never made the trip to Medina
What is most disturbing about this story is the murder of an innocent man. What is secondarily disturbing about it is that the world “human rights” apparatus is likely to ignore this story — while focusing, of course, on imaginary crimes committed by Israel. Sharia Alert from the Kingdom of the Two Holy Places. “Saudi to behead Lebanese convicted of witchcraft: lawyer,” from AFP, March 31 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
AFP – A Lebanese man sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia on charges of witchcraft is due to be beheaded this week, his lawyer said on Wednesday, urging officials and rights groups to intervene on his behalf.
“Last night we got news through unofficial channels that Ali Sabat would be beheaded within 48 hours,” May el-Khansa, Sabat’s attorney in Beirut told AFP….
Sabat was sentenced to death in November of last year by a Saudi court for practicing witchcraft.
He was arrested in May 2008 by the religious police in Medina, where he was on a pilgrimage before returning to his native Lebanon.
The case against him was brought after he gave advice and made predictions on Lebanese television….
Rights groups have expressed concern about Sabat’s case and similar ones pending in Saudi Arabia and have accused Saudi courts of sanctioning a literal witch hunt by the religious police….
In November 2007, Mustafa Ibrahim, an Egyptian working as a pharmacist in Saudi Arabia was beheaded after he was found guilty of sorcery.