This is horrifying and barbarous.
Saudi authorities have executed a woman convicted of practicing magic and sorcery.
There is no such thing as magic or sorcery, so this is murder for a crime the person couldn’t possibly have committed. But then, there’s a little clarification…
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.
That’s still horrifying and barbarous, but quackery at least is a real offense. It’s an offense not deserving of execution, however.