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Saudi woman executed for sorcery...
Posted by pancho (Moderator) - Tuesday, December 13 2011, 3:04:33 (UTC)
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Saudi Arabia executes woman convicted of 'sorcery'
AP 13 hrs ago


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) Saudi authorities have executed a woman convicted of practicing magic and sorcery.

The Saudi Interior Ministry says in a statement the execution took place Monday, but gave no details on the woman's crime.

The London-based al-Hayat daily, however, quoted Abdullah al-Mohsen, chief of the religious police who arrested the woman, as saying she had tricked people into thinking she could treat illnesses, charging them $800 per session.

The paper said a female investigator followed up, and the woman was arrested in April, 2009, and later convicted in a Saudi court.

It did not give the woman's name, but said she was in her 60s.

...would we say that Bernie Maddof was guilty of "magic and sorcery" because he promised to make money appear from nowhere...when he actually made it disappear? Are these acts of magic or fraud? Do Repubs consider it sorcery when they claim lowering taxes will grow the economy even though it never has? Is that magic or bullshit?

...seems to me the woman was executed for fraud not magic....after all, did anyone get healed by her? If she was a failed magician, what was Cheney? This woman robbed people of their money....Cheney robbed people of their lives.

...we forget that only 400 years ago we Christians in America were executing women as quickly we forget. If the Saudis are guilty then so are we...or so were we. It turns out they aren't monsters but farther back in is horrible to execute anyone for anything...we do it all the time. No one is excusing the Saudis....but if this is supposed to make us forget that we too are born somewhere between a turd and a stream of isn't working.

...we're all Bozos on this bus.


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