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Originally posted by uncommitted
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by Gazrok
Actually went to a beheading once. Couldn't see much though. I just saw the glint off the sword (yes, they used a big curved sword, kind of like the ones on their flag....)
YIKES. That kind of brings it home, doesn't it? Saudi Arabia is a backwards place.
And very, very dangerous. Which makes this fella all the braver and more heroic in my eyes.
I don't by any shape or means agree with the punishment this person is receiving, although it could be argued that he should have known he was not doing himself any favours, but that isn't the point I wanted to make -
The death penalty is the death penalty. Sharp sword against the neck you would hope would be a swift end. Many western countries have and practice the death penalty which they carry out by other means - does that make them less backwards?