Sorcerer executed

A man found in possession of books and talismans was beheaded earlier today in Saudi Arabia. [BBC]


  1. Wait, did they take the books and talismans? Doesn’t that mean THEY now posses said books and talismans and then be subjected to the same punishment???

    1.  To be fair, they are very practised at book burning. I doubt they will posses them for long…

    1. Saudi Wahhabism is about maintaining the political and financial power of the House of Saud. Whether it is true or not to the original intentions of the Qur’an is a moot point.

  2. If he wasn’t a sorcerer, then God would have intervened to stop the execution. If he were a decently powerful sorcerer, he could have avoided the execution as well. This shows that the Saudis are really not concerned with prosecuting all sorcerers, just the inept.

  3. Too bad being in possession such nonsense of it is no more meaningful than praying to Yahweh.  Or Jesus.  Or Buddah.  Or Aten.

  4. Obviously we don’t execute people for it (max 6 months imprisonment, I think), but it is a crime to falsely claim to have powers of sorcery in Canada.

    The claims must be fraudulent though – actual sorcery is legal, just phony sorcery with the intent of tricking someone isn’t.

  5. Let us all remember while operation our motor vehicles, that that gas comes from this sort of place. Driving along, remember your abhorrence to violence and supporting its execution of persons who read, want to be educated, alternative life style and existentialists. 

    Fill’er up!

  6. I’m an East Coast Liberal, but this kind of sh*t seriously strains my compassion and acceptance of some cultures. Sorcery and witchcraft, hmm? Might as well see if he weighs the same as a duck.

  7. The death penalty is a bit much, but he was a fraud exploiting the gullibility of others for profit and getting laid.  Again, beheading is over the top (har), but he was a predator.

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