Court sentences are based on sharia

But then we read a story from Saudi Arabia, and we are struck dumb.

A Sri Lankan woman is currently facing decapitation by sword on a witchcraft charge in Saudi Arabia, in accordance with Wahhabism, a strict form of Sunni Islam. The UN reports executions tripled in the kingdom in 2011.

­A Saudi man complained that in a shopping mall his 13-year-old  daughter “suddenly started acting in an abnormal way, which happened  after she came close to the Sri Lankan woman,” reports the daily Okaz.

After the local man denounced the Sri Lankan for casting a spell on  his daughter, police in the port city of Jeddah found it sufficient cause to arrest the woman.

A Sri Lankan woman was in a shopping mall. Some guy said his daughter “suddenly started acting in an abnormal way” after she came close to the woman. The woman was arrested as a witch, and could have her head chopped off.

It makes you hate the species. It makes you wish human beings had never evolved.

In the absolute monarchy that Saudi Arabia is, a criminal code does not exist per se. Court sentences are based on Islamic Sharia law on the interpretation of judges.

It’s all been such a mistake. We were once little shrew-like animals. That would be so much better.

The beheading of Indonesian national Ruyati binti Sapubi in 2011 sparked a widely-discussed scandal. The 54-year-old woman, who worked as a maid, was sentenced to death after she confessed of murdering her employer with a kitchen knife after suffering abuse.

With about 1.5 million Indonesians working in Saudi Arabia, many of them as maids, the ruling caused an outcry in Indonesia, which even considered banning its women from working in the kingdom. After the Saudi Arabian ambassador officially apologized for the incident, the initiative was left in oblivion.

The cases of mistreatment of maids, who came in waves to Saudi Arabia in the recent past, received a different attitude of national justice. In April 2011, a Saudi woman convicted of torturing her Indonesian maid successfully had her conviction quashed on appeal.

I saw this horror via Taslima.


  1. peterh says

    “…his daughter “suddenly started acting in an abnormal way” after she came close to the woman.”

    So – then – Saudi Arabia has gotten as far as 1692?

  2. platyhelminthe says

    Has someone started a global petition on this yet? This is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever read.

  3. Mark D. says

    It’s enough to make you want to just shoot them. How can you have empathy for people like that?

  4. Roger says

    ‘It’s enough to make you want to just shoot them.’
    …or make wax models of them and stick needles in them. Never mind petitions; that would probably have more effect on Saudi Arabians.
    In fact, if there is a worldwide ‘Let’s practise witchcraft on a Saudi’ day it might make them think about their deranged laws.

  5. Alex says

    As long as Western civilization depends on Middle Eastern fossil fuel, the Saudi government will continue to enjoy Western support & protection, regardless of how depraved these sick bastards become. We need alternative renewable energy sources ASAP for moral as well as economic, political & environmental reasons.

  6. Boomer says

    The Magic Kingdon?

    Hasn’t Saudi Arabia obtained a seat on some UN Human Rights body?

  7. Aliasalpha says

    Acting slighty odd at age 13? Nah never ever heard of anything like that before, the ONLY explanation is that the apparently innocent bystander is a witch, I hear she weighs the same as a duck…

  8. says

    Acting slighty odd at age 13? Nah never ever heard of anything like that before

    Well, not in Saudi Arabia. It’s only in degenerate western countries that young girls don’t act decently. It’s probably because western women are too busy driving cars to raise their daughters properly.

  9. julietdefarge says

    The Sri Lankan woman probably knows something incriminating about one of her employers, and has to be silenced.

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