posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:15 AM
The sad irony here is the very same Americans applauding this mans beheading and crucifixion are the same ones who, when it suits their viewpoint,
berate the Muslims as "savage barbarians" etc....
It must also be noted that the man was convicted on the evidence of the 3 year old victim....
Many an adult jury has sent an innocent man to his death...ask anyone from Texas.....
Could it be possible he may be innocent, and it is your innocent son(hypothetically ) who is to be executed????
Not trying to downplay the severity of the crime, not at all, but, playing devils advocate, it wouldnt surprise me if he was innocent....which, to
me, just highlights once again why the abolition of the death penalty is a must for any country believing itself to be civilised....
"In 2008 China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States of America were the five states with the highest rate of executions. Together they
carried out (93%) of all executions worldwide.
Europe and Central Asia is now virtually a death penalty free zone following the abolition of the death penalty in Uzbekistan for all crimes. There is
just one country left — Belarus — that still carries out executions.
In the Americas, only one state — the United States — consistently executes. However, even the USA moved away from the death penalty in 2008. This
year, the smallest number of executions since 1995 was reported in the USA.
The majority of countries now refrain from using the death penalty. Furthermore, in 2008 Amnesty International recorded only 25 out of 59 countries
that retain the death penalty actually carried out executions. The practice of states indicates that there is increasing consolidation of majority
international consensus that the death penalty cannot be reconciled with respect for human rights.
Despite positive developments a number of tough challenges remain. Countries in Asia carried out more executions in 2008 than the rest of the world
put together. The region with the second highest number of reported executions was the Middle East."
From Amnesty USA