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Forum Post: the "civilized" world of capital punishment

Posted 11 months ago on May 21, 2013, 11:01 a.m. EST by ericweiss (575)
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Saudi Arabia has executed five Yemenis convicted of murder and committing a series of robberies. Their bodies were left hanging in public following the execution in the south-western town of Jizan, near the Yemen border.
Murder, armed robbery, drug trafficking, rape and apostasy are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's Sharia law.
At least 46 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia this year. Executed bodies are left hanging when crimes are seen as grave.

The convicts had formed a gang which committed "several crimes in various regions in the kingdom and robbed stores", the interior ministry told the AFP news agency. The five Yeminis killed a man by beating him up and strangling him, the ministry said. Crimes like robbery are becoming more common in Saudi Arabia, shaking its citizens' sense of security, says Sebastian Usher.

Seven men were executed by firing squad in the Saudi Arabian city of Abha in March, despite calls from UN independent experts urging authorities not to proceed with the executions. It had been expected that the men executed in March would be beheaded. However unconfirmed reports said the authorities had been forced to resort to firing squads because of a shortage of swordsmen.

At least 69 people were executed in Saudi Arabia in 2012

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[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

that's ugly

I understand Saudi Arabia is a US ally

perhaps we like countries that control through brutal oppression

[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 11 months ago

but capital punishment must be good
it is in the bible & the quran

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

is it in the quran ?

[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 11 months ago

execute for disbelieving:
Quran 2.191 Slay the disbelievers.

does this justify attacks on civilians around the world?
Quran 5.33 The reward of those who make war upon Allah will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off

Quran 5.38 As for the thief, cut off their hands.
kill anyone who does not believe as you do:
Quran 9.5 Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them.

adultery:
Quran 24.2 The adulterer and the adulteress, scourge ye each one of them with 100 stripes.

disbelievers: Quran 4.89. They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level [with them]. So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back [to enmity] then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them


It is not the fact that this barbarity in in a book that 2B people worship,
it is the LAW in many countries

[-] 1 points by HCabret (-327) 11 months ago

Capital Punishment is also in the US Constitution.

Life can be taken if there has been due process of the law.

United States=Saudi Arabia when it comes to the morals of murder.

[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 11 months ago

setting a political equality is almost always wrong
How many Americans have been stoned to death in the last 100 years?
I am against the death penalty - it is always barbaric

I believe, in the last 50 years, an average of 2 death row inmates per year were FREED because they were innocent

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 11 months ago

And I know, in the last 50 years, an average of 2 presidents per decade were pardoned of crimes against humanity.

[-] 0 points by HCabret (-327) 11 months ago

How many Americans have been electrocuted in the last 100 years? A dead person is a dead person no matter what.