Abdul Rahman Zain Al Abidin might not have run afoul of the law if he had tried this in Egypt.
In any case, his punishment is Qur’an-mandated: “This is the recompense of those who fight against God and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement” (5:33).
Sharia Alert from the Kingdom of the Two Holy Places: “Saudis behead and crucify Sudanese national for raping corpse,” from Bikya Masr, April 27 (thanks to David):
The preferred method of execution in Saudi Arabia is beheading by sword, in public, followed by crucifixion.
CAIRO: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia beheaded and then crucified a Sudanese national after he was convicted of murdering a Saudi woman and then having sex with her corpse.
The man had confessed to murdering the Saudi housewife by strangling her in her sleep.
He then had sex with her corpse, stole her money and jewelry and fled after opening the gas cylinder in an attempt to kill the other family members.
The court sentenced him to death and crucifixion.
He appealed, according to a report in the Saudi Arabian Arabic language daily, Ajel.
The appellate court gave him the same sentence, which was upheld by the supreme court and then ultimately endorsed by King Abdullah.
The defendant, identified as Abdul Rahman Zain Al Abidin, was given a public execution and crucifixion in the kingdom’s capital Riyadh….