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When the popular 46-year-old Lebanese psychic Ali Sibat went on-air and made his predictions about the future, the phone lines of the satellite television station Sheherazade used to be flooded with calls. But what the star psychic probably did not predict was that his claims to supernatural prowess would land him a death sentence.
“Saudi courts are sanctioning a literal witch hunt by the religious police,” Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said in a news release. “The crime of ‘witchcraft’ is being used against all sorts of behavior, with the cruel threat of state-sanctioned executions.”
Judging from previous witchcraft convictions in Saudi Arabia, anyone who publicly displays what authorities describe as suspicious behavior risks becoming a target of the religious police.
Scores of alleged witch doctors, fortunetellers, and black magicians each year are dragged through the Saudi courts, including Fawza Falih, who’s been on death row since 2006 for witchcraft. Her accusers include a man who claims the 51-year-old, illiterate Falih is the reason for his impotence.
Most recently, the Saudi daily Okaz carried a report on the arrest of an Asian man nabbed by the religious police in Ta’if on Nov. 19 for “sorcery” and “charlatanry.” The man was said to have used supernatural powers to make people fall in love with him and to solve marital disputes.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
The dictates of some countries is still so backwards, and so barbaric to this day and age that it almost feels like it is some horror movie, and not real life, but unfortunately it is happening.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Bunch of nuts. The ones we should have invaded in 2001 is Saudi Arabia, not Afghanistan. The whole crazy ideology comes from there. And they fund terrorism all over the world, not to mention the madrassas in Pakistan, which themselves are creating hate...
Saudi Arabia is so backward they freaking hunt WITCHES... seriously... can we please put sanctions on them and stop selling them high tech military stuff? Let them go to war against Iran if they want to.
Put sanctions on them or ignore them.
They lived in tribes in the desert for most of their history. Let them do that if they want. No need to ``civilise`` them if they don't want it.
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
what SAUDI ARABIA is doing is outrageous and injustice and primitive!
This what Middle Age Eve Britain and america did in the past remember the tale
Burn The witches?
Why are ATS members defending SAUDI ARABIA actions??
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